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

Harald Judt h.judt at gmx.at
Fri May 4 12:00:04 CEST 2012

Am 04.05.2012 11:20, schrieb Andrzej:
> On 04/05/12 15:36, Peter de Ridder wrote:
>> 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.
> Maybe that's because of my large screen but I don't find this tab big or
> crowded.

If it helps, the radio boxes could be placed in vertical order?

>> As you said a radio button might be more intuitive. Maybe it is good
>> to have some guideline here for the xfce applications?
> I find combo boxes a bit overused in Xfce - they are good for things
> like a list of font sizes, browsing history etc. (many items with
> predictable values).

+1. I wondered in many cases (with only three items available for 
selection) why combo boxes were used instead of radio buttons and 
sometimes believed them to be remnants.

> I don't think the interface has to be very intuitive (intuitive to
> whom?), but it should be discoverable. Whenever there is an nontrivial
> choice to make it is IMHO better to see what the choices are.
>> I have no strong feelings about this either. As long as it looks OK.
> It looks good either way.

Combo boxes need less space and perhaps are more easily extensible with 
new options, but radio buttons save you one click and you can see all 
choices at once. As for the looks, I like both.


`Experience is the best teacher.'

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