Nice to see that you're still giving CafeTran a try!
Please use this menu to toggle the QuickViewBar:
> For me it would be useful if clicking on New term wouldn't delete the content of the source and target box (even when adding them to the glossary): this would allow me to easily add similar entries (like plurals that cannot be entered via selection or dash variants):
Yes, it will be possible soon via holding CTRL key.
CafeTran saves the project/glossaries/memories for you regularly during the work and when you exit it as well. There is no need for interface buttons when the action is infrequent or it is handled by the program automatically.
In Preferences > Workflow, I see
Auto-save project (segments): 3
Auto-save memory (segments): 5
Auto-save glossary (entries): 1
So CafeTran does not save regularly, e.g. in each 10 minutes, but saves when there are 3 new segments translated. The unit in autosave is not time but segments/entries. One will lose only the last 2 segments if the program crashes or power goes. Hope I understood it correctly.
> Hope I understood it correctly.
That's correct if the power is off unexpectedly.
In connection with this, I'd like to request additional buttons on the New Term/Fragment panels. Holding CTRL key might be a good idea, but such a feature must be documented somewhere simply because no one would try it unless they know it's available.
So, "visible" buttons should be better; they can speak for themselves.
My proposal is to add the following buttons.
Add & Clone (to retain the current content to add a more or less similar term/fragment pair)
Add & Clear (to clear the current content to add a completely different term/fragment pair)
Add & Close (to add the current content and close the panel)
I preferred the "cafe" theming on the top of the dashboard, but this is a matter of personal aesthetics.
On a more objective note, would it be possible to improve the buttons display (Open Project & Start a new project) ? On my installation, they are transparent and inherit the dashbord background.
This also occurs when choosing to Add a new document.
See the attached screenshot
>I preferred the "cafe" theming on the top of the dashboard, but this is a matter of personal aesthetics.
Yes, I really liked it. Made CafeTran standing out.
And the tab-at-bottom option looks wonderful.
Thanks for the feedback! I have just uploaded another build with small visual Dashboard's corrections and sticky (kept across sessions) option for the bottom tabs placement. As for the Dashboard's coffeehouse theme, it's back until I take a photo of another coffeehouse.
Please see the main/first message of this year's updates in CafeTran News section. All the changes are listed there.
Ho ho ho,
CafeTran Espresso 2017 Harbinger aka Release Candidate 3 is available for download. The update can be performed via the Drag & Drop procedure as follows:
1. Run CafeTran.
2. Download 20161222_update.zip file from here (do not unzip or rename the file after downloading) and place it on your desktop.
Note: On Mac OSX, the Safari web browser may unzip the file automatically after downloading. To prevent this, just use the right-click menu and choose the "Download Linked File" command.
3. Drag and drop the downloaded file into the Project Dashboard and restart the program.
Alternatively, you can install the update via the Update button in the Help > About panel instead of dragging and dropping.
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