Re: that darned accessibility capplet

>On Mon, 2002-09-30 at 04:40, Bill Haneman wrote:
>> On Fri, 2002-09-27 at 19:29, Seth Nickell wrote:
>> > > The change was not uncontroversial.  I think that if we do rearrange the
>> > > accessibility capplet, we should be willing to re-think that issue as
>> > > well.  To be honest, the existing "Keyboard" capplet is a little weird,
>> > > since it includes cursor blink rate, and sounds.  (Does no-one else find
>> > > that weird?)
>> > 
>> > Yes. The existing keyboard capplet contains a lot of esoteric settings
>> > like that. Many of them, like keyboard sounds, I would vote for removing
>> > altogether.
>> I think they are useful, but question whether "Keyboard" is the right
>> place for them.  For instance, "Keyboard sounds" seem more closely
>> related to system sounds.
>Almost every setting is "useful". Its just they're varying degrees of
>useful. Is this really something that more than 5-10% of users will
>change? Is it really important that it be changeable by more than 1% of
>users? If the answer to those is "no" (I think it is), IMO its a crack
>preference, and we should just pick a good default and run with it.
>> Likewise cursor-blink rate seems like something that belongs in "theme".
>?!? WTF. Why don't we just have themes changing every single setting on
>the system? This is lunacy.

Cursor blink is an appearance characteristic, and is currently specifiable via 
GTK+ RC files (though I doubt that is the preferred way of setting
this any longer).

Does it make any more sense to put it in 'keyboard' ?

- Bill

>> -Bill
>> > -Seth
>> > 

Bill Haneman x19279
Gnome Accessibility / Batik SVG Toolkit
Sun Microsystems Ireland 

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