Mouse and touchpad settings dialog layout

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at
Sun May 22 16:51:25 CEST 2011

On Sun, 22 May 2011 14:23:07 +0200
Nick Schermer <nickschermer at> wrote:

> Folks,
> I've written most of the xfsettingsd code [1] to handle device
> properties and other stuff, time to start the discussion what we want
> to show in the interface.
> Here's my initial idea:
> Obviously the tabs of touchpad (synaptics) and tablet (wacom) hide
> when the selected device is not of that type. There are a lot of
> different device settings like working area and other advanced stuff,
> however xfsettingsd can handle this so we can always provide a
> property editor (or use xfconf-query) for this and not show it in the
> general interface.
> So the question is, what settings do we want in the interface? String
> changes?

Looks great to me. I would however prefer if the "Disable this device"
becomes "Enable this device" (enabled by default). Also, if disabled,
the entire notebook section with General/Touchpad/Tablet should be
grayed out.

The rest I like very much.

  - Jannis

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