Expert mode in JOSM
|Reported by:||stoecker||Owned by:||team|
Description (last modified by stoecker)
JOSM gets more and more options. While this allows to use it much better, it is also confusion for beginners. Stripping the functionality for beginners would mean to reduce usefulness for experts, so this is not a good way to go.
The German DSL routers Fritz.Box have a pretty good method to deal with this issue. They use a global "expert" setting. When it is disabled a lot of complicated options vanish from the user interface. If enabled everything is show.
I think the same will work for JOSM. When "expert" mode is disabled we could hide a lot of preferences settings and maybe also a few functions (mainly visible ones, not the hidden things). The result would be a cleaner user interface for beginners and and easy way to switch into expert mode.
The "expert" mode should be true for existing installations and should be set false for new installations (we can test this with loaded version number in preferences file).
@bastiK, xeen: Does mail-copy work this time?