Touch Bar support for Trimix Tools

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Touch Bar support for Trimix Tools

Post by support » Thu May 28, 2020 5:19 pm

There is a new update to Trimix Tools that includes support for the Touch Bar on Macs with Touch Bar.

This update uses "sliders" to enter some data (mix, pressure and depth) values. Unfortunately the resolution of the Touch Bar is low relative to the larger ranges for pressure and depth values. While we'd prefer to used a "scrubber" type interface for these values, that is not currently possible. Instead we've provided two sliders for these data fields. One will allow the full range of values but it might be hard to achieve a specific value. The second slider will range over a subset of the total range (relative the current value). This way you can get the value "close" using the full scale slider and the second slider can be used to get a more precise value. There are also "+" and "-" button to further fine tune the value. The "sliders" for these value are also available as a "popover" that allow the use of more of the Touch Bar. To use the slider as a "popover" just press and hold on the slider button and then either drag that finger along or use a second finger to pick your value.

We are continuing to work on improvements to the Touch Bar support for both Nitrox Tools and Trimix Tools and look forward to any feedback that might help us improve the use of the Touch Bar interface. The Touch Bar programming interface available to Trimix Tools is not as full featured but We are hoping that future macOS updates will extend the Touch Bar programming interface to allow more flexibility.

Cheers,

Greg

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