Just started to actually work with Beta 18 and am hoping to lodge my thoughts with its usability. Being a beta I do know some of these may be addressed in a final version. FYI I have been using GS since 4.x and have never had a regret.
Like the new interface. The speed is nice especially the fast boot-up time and yes it is quite handsome as well !
Usability Improvements for production version
Customizable Menu Bar - Re-List, Delete Template and other common functions.
User Defined location/size/options for Pop-Up Menus (Shipping/Attributes) - Preferences should be saved on close and restored on new session. Currently dances around on screen when entering full options. See my notes below on a more elegant solution.
Restore Shortcuts for the Pop-Ups - I enter these for the multiple (unique) items I list and the access to the menus needs improvement. “Shift Command S” is fine but an single key (F Command) would be better (suggestion below would negate this need).
Saved Previous State - I utilize Fonts/Spelling/Media and it would be Uber convenient if they were restored in a new session.
Shipping Options editing for individual parameters - It would be good if you could update individual aspects of shipping on multiple items without disrupting other settings. Currently if you edit multiple templates you change every aspect including item weights/package class etc. I just opted onto Global Shipping and will need to click the box for all templates one at a time (200+ templates). Doing so is laborious to say it nicely !
and drum roll please … The function I have desired since I began using GS
A rotating “roulette wheel” for all variables that need to be addressed for a new template. - Much like the inspector is set up it would be sweet to toggle through Media/Shipping/Attributes in a single window using a hot-key. Always hating calling up the pop-up windows as I can forget this at times. This costs me money of course and if the Media Browser window functioned to display Shipping and Attributes I could simple cycle through them. I understand Media is a separate program and this may not be feasible but one can dream…
Any FB is welcome,