Re: lock down features

On Thu, 2002-11-14 at 19:25, Jonathan Blandford wrote:

> For example, the font capplet will make the Window Title Font button
> insensitive if the window manager font is linked to the GTK+ theme.
> This is pretty non-obvious to those who bring up the dialog, and made me
> go through the source to find out why it's the case.

One suggestion that might be better than the HIG's current vagueness on
this topic is to have a tooltip on every insensitive control that
explains why the control is insensitive.  In fact this would be useful
regardless of why the control is insensitive, but I guess it would be
particularly easy to do for controls that are gconf-locked.  (Of course
you'd miss out on this if you've got tooltips turned off, though.)


CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson sun com            GNOME Desktop Group                      +353 1 819 9771

Any opinions are personal and not necessarily those of Sun Microsystems

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