Backdrop list

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at
Sun May 2 10:24:12 CEST 2004

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> Andrew Conkling wrote:
>> While you're at it, could you implement some way of removing the current
>> background? from the list, or at the very least, some way of
>> ascertaining the name of the current background?  I made a list of 300+
>> pictures, all with similar names, and I'd like to systematically take
>> out those that are less suitable for background usage.
> another good idea - you're just full of them this weekend, mmm? ^_^  
> let's see...  i suppose probably the easiest way that doesn't introduce 
> new UI elements is to preselect the current backdrop when you click the 
> 'edit list' button.  i like that because it's simple, but i don't like 
> it because it's non-obvious: for a new user, it may not be readily 
> apparent that a particular item is selected by default.  or, conversely, 
> they may look for this particular feature, and not notice that it's 
> actually there.
> but, it's simple and elegant, so i'm going to go ahead and implement 
> it.  if anyone can think of something more clever, feel free to speak up.

Perhaps put some other indicator as well, like adding a * at the end, or 
making it bold or italic. That way the user will still know the current 
background when the selection changes.

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