Re: background/font capplets

On Wed, 2002-03-13 at 16:12, Richard Hestilow wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-03-13 at 17:50, Seth Nickell wrote:
> > Which would be a lovely case of changing the interface to match ease of
> > implementation (and silly too since the implementation work is already
> > done).
> > 
> > bad hacker, no biscuit ;)
> > 
> (this is getting increasingly-off topic but I'll bite)
> I'd actually argue that the use of toggle buttons in a context which,
> 99% of the time, would normally be implemented using radio buttons or an
> option menu counts as an inconsistent and potentially confusing UI.

Using toggle buttons as radio boxes is both HIG compliant, and not
uncommon in other systems. Its probably not used much in GNOME because
its a little tricky to implement without getting nasty signal loops.

"Only use toggle buttons in groups, so they are not mistaken for regular
buttons. Make the group behave like either a group of check boxes where
none, one or more of the buttons may be set at once, or a group of radio
buttons, where exactly one button may be set at once, and setting one
button unsets the others."

In general, radio buttons are the preferred control, but the image/label
mix works better with toggle buttons in this case.


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