Recently Hookpad 2 has been updated to allow uploading to the TheoryTab database (finally). Up until then, we’ve been using the Hookpad 1 (Flash-based) editor to submit.
However, after spending some time with HP2 after using exclusively using HP1, I’ve notice that the workable area in HP2 is much, much smaller than in HP1.
I made a similar point about almost 2 years ago in this Hookpad 2 Feedback Thread when I was using a laptop with a much smaller screen (1366x786).
On a 1920x1080 screen, HP2 looks like this, with its working area boxed in red:
HP1 looks like this, with its working area also boxed in red:
HP1 has a much larger area to view the tab from, as well as select, drag, etc. HP2’s layout currently has too much space that I don’t need to look at. In addition, the smaller view port makes it more difficult to select the tab notes and move them. The control bar and the sidebar both limit this, and I’m wishing I could make them smaller.
I could zoom the browser window out, but this makes the text less readable and more straining to read (screenshot at 80% zoom):