Re: that darned accessibility capplet

Good point on model and expectations. My experiences and preferences
are somewhat influenced by CDE. I only brought the subject up to point
out CDE lets you accomplish with 2 radio buttons what requires 3
radiobuttons in GNOME.

The real point behind the latest part of this thread is AccessX needs
exclusivity on Bounce and Slow, GNOME requires 3 radiobuttons to
acheive "one or the other or neither" condition - so let's go with it.


> Subject: Re: that darned accessibility capplet
> From: Calum Benson <calum benson sun com>
> To: earl johnson <Earl Johnson sun com>
> Cc: Bill Haneman <bill haneman sun com>, desktop-devel-list gnome org
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
> Date: 03 Oct 2002 18:27:20 +0100
> Mime-Version: 1.0
> 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.  
> 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  :)
> -- 
> 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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