Different locations for cursor info bar
Mon, 08/05/2019 - 08:13 am
The cursor info bar is very useful, but I often want it to be somewhere other than the bottom of the graph. It would be nice if we could choose the location, perhaps by adding /L, /T, /R, and /B flags to ShowInfo and adding an item to the info bar settings menu to manually change the location. The user could programmatically change the location of an existing info bar by calling ShowInfo again but with a different flag.
The attached image shows a situation where this would be useful. I have an image plot to display 2-D data, and plots above and to the right to show data along a given row and column. There's a hook that keeps the windows aligned and pulls the row and column based on the cursor position. While I mostly only need the info bar for the image plot, I've occasionally wanted to use the info bars on the other plots. The info bar for the top graph always gets in the way of image plot, and the info bar for the right graph is usually much wider than the graph itself. There's other ways to get around these problems, but adding the ability to put the info bar on any side (or even just the left and right sides) would be a nice fix for this problem.
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