Our newbee friend @efe reminded me, that IMHO the handling of columns is one of the worst things in Tryton, and it comes to the view of newbees quite early and spoils their impression of Tryton. Thank you, Ewald for raising this issue, good to have a fresh view on it.
As we now do have the really handy “switch off columns” feature, improvements should be much easier to achieve now. First I think we should make a decision:
- Is it still necessary to scale the width of columns below their minimum (so not all digits are visible) ? - To me, it is not - but maybe people want to see the first few digits of a number? - Please let us know.
In case only few people want to scale column width below the minimum, I suggest as follows:
- columns with numbers always do have a fixed, the minimum possible width required to have all digits visible
- saldo (balance) columns at the very right side always are fixed to the right edge and cannot be shifted outside the visible area
- the most left column can be rescaled by using the right side column handle
- all other columns can be rescaled by using the left side column handle
I’d like to contribute a share of 50€ for implementing this (or an improved) concept, and I hope other fellows will join in with more offerings. If these improvements will not go to the core - can we publish a solution at tryton.community ?