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

Peter de Ridder peter at xfce.org
Fri May 4 08:36:59 CEST 2012

On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 7:24 AM, Andrzej <ndrwrdck at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Andrzej

I heard you talk about this before. The combo box takes less space
than radio buttons. With 3 buttons this was still ok, but with 4 it
gotten to wide. They could be rearranged but Jannis suggested to use a
combo box. It is also mode compatible with the wacom tab where the
options were already in combo boxes.

As you said a radio button might be more intuitive. Maybe it is good
to have some guideline here for the xfce applications?

I have no strong feelings about this either. As long as it looks OK.


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