- From: "D. Diederen" <D Diederen student ulg ac be>
- To: "Ben 'The Con Man' Kahn" <xkahn cybersites com>
- Cc: "Mailing list Gnome" <gnome-list gnome org>
- Subject: NeXTGtk ?
- Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 16:30:57 +0200
> De : Ben 'The Con Man' Kahn <email@example.com>
> A : Caolan McNamara <Caolan.McNamara@ul.ie>
> Cc : firstname.lastname@example.org
> Objet : Re: Bugs & Probs with the panel.
> Date : jeudi 28 mai 1998 19:34
> On Thu, 28 May 1998, Caolan McNamara wrote:
> > another little HCI gotcha is menus, if theres more entries on the menu than
> > fits on the screen there should be the capacity to scroll the menu so that
> > can select any of the entries, you can see that xaw doesnt have any
> > cunning way to do this so for instance on my machine with loads
> > of fonts i cant select past the ones beginning with c with xfontsel as they
> > are listed in a menu thats too long to fit on screen.
Yes, this is a _BIG_ problem ...
> A good way to work around this problem is to make xfontsel a shell
> script which will preload the nextaw library THEN call the real xfontsel.
> This makes that problem go away. I highly recommend it.
And this is _NOT_ a solution. Well, perhaps you're happy with xfontsel that
way, but it's really a silly problem.
I'm afraid GTK+ has the same behaviour, and I can only hope that it is on the
TODO list of the GTK folks. I discovered that I couldn't select the image I
wanted when they were about 50 of them loaded in the (great) GIMP. And I'm not
sure that 'preloading' NeXTaw would have solved that problem ;-)
It really makes me sick that such a problem still exists in 1998, while we have
got tons of icons, 3D borders, OpenGL widgets, etc. One should really have a
look at that NeXTaw library menu code.
A part ca, thank you very much for all these wonderful projects growing
everywhere ... keep up the good work :)
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