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All the discussions about the UI and balancing the needs of new and experienced users got me thinking, One of our issues is that simple things have been made more complex.

I wonder whether there is a case for borrowing a concept from Adobe Photoshop Elements.  In the middle of the top bar of the screen they have these tabs that you can flip between.

In Photoshop Elements:

Quick gives you access to about 6 most commonly used tools and suppresses the rest
Guided gives you lots of complete end-to-end workflows for specific tasks
Expert gives you the entire set of menus and leaves you to it

I flip between them depending on my needs.  I'd be happy to do something similar in SnagIt

Just a thought......

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Rick Grunwald

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That sounds like a good idea, but most users want to unlock it all ... NOW ... and then flounder around. ( I include myself in that ...) 
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And so it will ever be.  That's what I did in PhotoShop Elements until I realised that some things were a lot easier in the other modes.

Guided mode is VERY useful, with pre canned workflows for common needs.
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Bob Lewis

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That seems like a good idea, Paul. I voted. ( up at the top right for those that may not know to vote )