Currently you click tabs to switch the toolbars inside an activity. You click a lot just to get access to all the tools you need to fully use an activity.<br><br>So I had an idea, which tries to follow the Sugar mentality of revealing objects details and options by just pointing the mouse cursor.
<br><br>What if toolbars were switched when the mouse cursor stopped (or slowed) over them and after some delay? (perhaps the same delay for primary palettes to appear).<br>You could also implement toolbar scrubbing, in that after one toolbar is activated this way, the other ones are activated with a lower delay (like it already happens with buttons). This would allow the user to find the button/option he wants among the various toolbars.
<br><br>Having this option would remove the excessive clicking you have to do right now just to see the tools, and leave that clicking for actual activity work.<br><br>Of course, clicking the tabs would still work to speed up their access, just the same as clicking an activity in the home view works, and choosing it's resume option from the hover palette also works.
<br><br>What do you think?<br><br>Eduardo<br>