[Xfce4-commits] <xfce4-settings:peter/circularscrolling> Changed scrolling mode for touchpads to a combobox.

Andrzej ndrwrdck at googlemail.com
Fri May 4 07:24:10 CEST 2012

On 04/05/12 06:52, Peter de Ridder wrote:
> Updating branch refs/heads/peter/circularscrolling
>           to a14ce7113757844aecb5dc29ca656aaf7017ef8b (commit)
>         from 267b4df56f48449d2e9c478554053d26ea3eeb0a (commit)
> commit a14ce7113757844aecb5dc29ca656aaf7017ef8b
> Author: Peter de Ridder<peter at xfce.org>
> Date:   Thu May 3 23:50:01 2012 +0200
>      Changed scrolling mode for touchpads to a combobox.
> +    active = gtk_combo_box_get_active (GTK_COMBO_BOX (object));
>       if (gtk_widget_get_sensitive (GTK_WIDGET (object))
> -&&  gtk_toggle_button_get_active (GTK_TOGGLE_BUTTON (object)))
> -        sensitive = TRUE;

I don't have a strong preference for *this* particular option but I have 
recently noticed that combo boxes are a really poor UI choice for 
options where the number of choices is fixed and they aren't as 
predictable as "one", "two", "three".

Most users will simply never click on the combo box and will never find 
out what choices we provide. Seems impossible but that's exactly what 
happened with the panel options.

I noticed that when reading/watching reviews of Xfce 4.10 - hardly 
anyone has noticed that there are now three panel modes, even though 
some guys were testing the panel quite vigorously. I'm seriously 
thinking of replacing that combo box there with radio buttons.


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