Re: GtkButton and double clicks

On Thu, 16 Sep 2004, Federico Mena Quintero wrote:

> I'm pretty sure this has been discussed before, but I couldn't find
> anything...
> Right now, double-clicking on a GtkButton gives you two emissions of the
> "clicked" signal.
> This is bad for things like launcher buttons in the Gnome panel.  People
> get confused all the time, double-click on them because that's what they
> think they have to do to open a program, and get two instances of the
> program rather than just one.
> Do we need an API like
> 	void gtk_button_set_ignore_double_click (GtkButton *button,
> 						 gboolean   ignore);
> 	gboolean gtk_button_get_ignore_double_click (GtkButton *button);
> (and the corresponding property)?
> If so, should we turn it on by default?  I *think* there are not many
> buttons which you want to be able to click rapidly/repeatedly.

i think that is a good idea. clicking on a panel launcher twice by
accident happends to me once in a while after i've been mousing around
with nautilus in double click mode for too long ;)
and i'd even opt for ignoring double clicks by default, since the
scenarios where double clicks on buttons are really needed (e.g. "Fire"
in a game, or triggering a filter slide in a synthesis application) are
rare enough, that i don't expect actual harm as long as the new behaviour
is properly documented as an incompatible change between releases and the old
behaviour can be restored (gtk_button_set_ignore_double_click).

>   Federico


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