SmartSDR Version in the Title Bar???

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The version is not displayed on the title bar in the SmartSDR application.  It is on SmartCat and DAX control.  Admittedly this this a pretty minor item and the version is available from the Settings menu.  

But it seems like it would be helpful to have on the application also.  We often provide screen snapshots, and videos for troubleshooting, etc.  It would make it clear what version is being used.

Was this intentional or an oversight?  Is it easy to add?

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
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Al / NN4ZZ

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Just noticed that this idea was suggested earlier by Bill / W9OL.

https://community.flexradio.com/flexradio/topics/no_version_of_smartsdr_in_the_title_bar

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If it is considered as a feature, I'd rather see it on the taskbar at the bottom, somewhere in the area where the signal strength/clock/TX indicator is. With very small text. ;-)

Or maybe at the top right next to the headphone volume slider, looks like there is a small space there.
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Hi Robbie,
I just picked the upper left in my mockup for consistency with the other 2  programs that already display the version.  

- SmartCat
- DAX Control paner

But where ever the developers feel is best works for me.

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Still waiting on this one.  Yes, its on the desktop icon but seems like it should be on the application.
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Ever since the earliest days of Microsoft Windows they have published a Style Guide. The purpose of which was to give developers a template for how Windows apps were supposed to look, the 'common look and feel' Microsoft felt was so important for apps on their OS. Version was never part of the title bar. It went in the about box.
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Hi Walt,
Seems like that suggestion didn't take with everyone.  Even MS doesn't always do it consistently.   Sometimes it is accessed from the "help/about" menu item other times at "options" or other locations.  

Here is an example (CW Skimmer)  where the version is in both the title bar and the "help / about" menu.

And ironically FRS shows the version on the main screen for both CAT and DAT.   Also shown on the snapshot below.  




It would be helpful to have on the SSDR application also for consistency and because we often provide screen snapshots, and videos for troubleshooting, etc.  It would make it clear what version is being used.

Again, seems minor but could be helpful. 

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
6700 - HW.................... V 1.6.17.74
SSDR / DAX / CAT...... V 1.6.17.156
Win10
 
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Al, it wasn't a suggestion, it was a Microsoft fact. Did ms write cw skimmer?
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Al / NN4ZZ

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Hi Walt,

RE: did MS write CW Skimmer? 

I know it was a rhetorical question but the answer is no, CW Skimmer actually works as expected.   Just kidding, I'm actually okay with Windows but it reminds me of this:



Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
6700 - HW.................... V 1.6.17.74
SSDR / DAX / CAT...... V 1.6.17.156
Win10
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Yep...good times...back then