Re: that darned accessibility capplet

On 3 Oct 2002, Calum Benson wrote:

> On Thu, 2002-10-03 at 17:00, earl johnson wrote:
> > Having radiobuttons designed so you have to add a third button that 
> > says don't select either one of those other 2 buttons seems bogus to me. 
> The "any 3 from 4" situation[1] is certainly case that crops up now and
> again, and it's a pity that nobody seems to have yet designed a UI
> control that handles it elegantly.  

Sounds like something that would go into libegg (and later gtk+). IIRC
its not too hard to do something like this is tcl/tk.

It would porobably be a custom radiobutton comtainer that just has an
upper limit on as to how many (instead of just one) can be checked at a

> However, I would claim that's not a good enough reason to break people's
> model and expectations of existing controls when there's a simple enough
> solution that doesn't :)
> Cheeri,
> Calum.
> [1] Or NANDgate if you prefer  :)
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