Adding bookmarks to the overview

21st November 2009 – 3.16 pm

Whilst scanning my way through a few w-space systems I notice that bookmarked locations appear on the system map. It leads me to consider how bookmarks could be shown elsewhere. Instead of relying on an unwieldy window of folders full of bookmarks, having to select the desired one and right-click to bring a context menu of options, a visual representation of bookmarks could be presented in the overview.

The 'people and places' screen would still be the interface for managing bookmarks, and could be used for navigation, but adding the option to display bookmarks on the overview would reduce window-clutter and add wanted functionality, like being able to align to a bookmarked location. And even though bookmarks of locations in the current system are presently highlighted, the overview would automatically display only those bookmarks available rather than rely on highlighted text.

The bookmark system is due for an overhaul, as is the overview. I think it would be a fabulous addition to combine parts of the two systems and be able to show bookmarked locations in the overview. It would require one less window on the screen, avoid delving deeply in to context menus, and offer more information and functionality to navigating New Eden.

  1. 2 Responses to “Adding bookmarks to the overview”

  2. Hmm, this is indeed an interesting addition, would make my mining a lot easier too. +1

    By TheElitist on Nov 21, 2009

  3. /signed This is a great idea.

    By Jaggins on Nov 22, 2009

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