Re: GTK+-2.x planning
- From: Joel Becker <jlbec evilplan org>
- To: Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com>
- Cc: Jonathan Blandford <jrb redhat com>, Marc Mulcahy <marc mulcahy sun com>, Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com>, gtk-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: GTK+-2.x planning
- Date: Wed, 13 Mar 2002 18:31:22 +0000
On Wed, Mar 13, 2002 at 12:04:00PM -0500, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Jonathan Blandford <jrb redhat com> writes:
> > I18N. You can't easily use input methods that way. Also, I got very
> > frustrated accidentally hitting letters when I thought I had focus
> > elsewhere. Maybe I'm just klutzy, but when it worked like that, it
> > drove me nuts.
> I still agree with Marc - I think most users won't find the Ctrl+f
> feature, and I think the i18n thing can be sorted out in some way.
> See what XP does for a list with multiple languages in it perhaps.
I buy into both reasonings. Auto-search is really intrusive and
annoying, but the C-whatever search is completely unintuitive. There
needs to be an API for two operations. turn-on-auto-search, and
pop-up-search-from-other-button. Both make sense in separate
situations. Auto-search makes perfect sense in a dialog where the
TreeView is the only real widget. The user is supposed to interact with
the TreeView exclusively. However, in a larger window (say, a main
application window), the search happening because the user didn't happen
to have the TreeView unfocused gets really annoying. There I can see
the use for a "Search" button that triggers the dialog.
The zen have a saying:
"When you learn how to listen, ANYONE can be your teacher."
jlbec evilplan org
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