Why is the "option" to use Action Icons annoying to you? How does it make you less comfortable? You're free to ignore them, and use GML code.
I don't think it's trivial at all. What good is a program if it's too annoying to use comfortably?
Fortunately, YoYo developers are devoting their efforts to totally new capabilities and speed improvements. Not wasting their time on trivial changes to the IDE.
I never said it was, and in fact, I said close to the opposite:
When I say the interface needs some work, I mean a total overhaul. I know it's not easy, but it should be done.
I don't think there needs to be four modes, and i would even be happy without code-only: just get rid of these modal windows.
The changes I would like..
-Do away with windows completely. They're annoying to manage when you have two things at once
-Allow multiple code windows open at once, that AREN'T scripts
-Maximise everything on open, docked tabs with a list of everything opened.
-I'm not sure if this is coming with GM9 or not, but I'd like all assets to be saved as a folder/file structure, instead of a gm81 project file. It is in GM:HTML5, yeah?