Re: How to forbid people to change GtkCheckButton's status manually?
- From: David NeÄas <yeti physics muni cz>
- To: Michael Cronenworth <mike cchtml com>
- Cc: gtk-app-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: How to forbid people to change GtkCheckButton's status manually?
- Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:19:35 +0200
On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 11:55:41AM -0500, Michael Cronenworth wrote:
Dave Howorth on 08/26/2009 04:00 AM wrote:
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned gtk_widget_set_sensitive()
Setting a FALSE sensitivity would be the normal thing to do that normal
users would expect to see.
I doubt the user expects to see a greyed check button as an indicator.
The OP's approach has the following flaws:
- It confuses the user because he sees a checkbutton and hence tries to
While your improvement reduces the number of flaws to two:
- It confuses the user because he sees an insensitive checkbutton and
hence tries to find another control that makes it sensitive to be able
to change it.
- It is difficult to read because greyed out, hence hardly usable as an
A custom indicator, e.g. something like a green/red ball or whatever,
might be a better choice in some cases, as suggested. However, in
other cases an indicator that looks like a check makes more sense.
If you want to be a "l33t" programmer and program a custom method for a
custom group of users then go on ahead. This kind of GUI development is
why your grandparents are so afraid to use the computer.
I cannot find the example code in your post that shows how to draw a
nice check-like indicator (probably with gtk_paint_check()) that is
consistent with the current Gtk+ theme.
Perhaps it was stripped by a SMTP server along the way. Could your
please re-send it?
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