Volume [WAS: Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] yet another new mockup (meta)]

> > >       * volume button is crack: it works like volume-applet, but it
> > >         isn't an applet, it's a button, so it should work as all other
> > >         buttons --> remove it and use a slider?
> > 
> > Two sliders next to each other? Nah.. messy.. but since it's the same
> > icon as the volume applet (which is there by default, right) I don't
> > think it should be much of a problem. Plus, the user will find out
> > immediately when exploring anyway.
> > 
> I don't this so. IMHO there is another reason: rb's volume is a relative
> volume, so a different (visual) approach can help to understand that
> it's a different volume. Besides (but it's a very personal taste) slider
> can show quickly the status so you can better choose between to change
> global volume, or change only rb volume.

change global volume in rb? or what are you saying?

> About volume behaviour: slider max value is 2, min is 0. When you set it
> to 1 (default setting), you don't have 'preamp', when you move it you
> change relative value.


> So, placing the slider in the right place (see iTunes), you can align
> it's cursor to another widget and you can quickly understand current
> status (yeah, we need a little volume icon near slider)

Align its cursor to another widget? I'm not sure I get what you mean

But.. I think it looks pretty ugly under the buttons myself.. of course
prettiness is not the most important aspect, but, blah.. :) Also..
having two sliders in that top area may be confusing imho..

I agree thuogh.. the button is far from optimal.. 


Just a random idea: having two small up/down buttons next to the volume
button, so that you dont have to click the volume button (but still can)
to change the volume. (the icon would show more 'audio stripes'
according to the volume to show feedback)
This way it's not a slider, doesnt take much space, should stil be clear
be hopefully.

It also has the advantage of fitting the western model of volume better,
you turn a volume 'up' or 'down' in English (wheras you seek a song
forward or backward). Not sure about non-European langauges though..

About distinguishing from the system volume.. hmm.. actually I think the
volume applet in the panel is Wrong, because it makes it easy to change
the system volume (where this one actually should be carefully tweaked
and the apps should handle their own volume).


> > >       * Single column lists should have header only if "user may wish to
> > >         re-order the list" :-| and all lists should have a label (above
> > >         or left) with an access key to focus list :-@ --> I think can we
> > >         break this guidelines (it's dialog window design, someone should
> > >         talk about it with HIG writers)
> > 
> > Well I think we should definetely use headers.. 
> > 
> BTW take a look to iTunes and/or Aqua stuff: vertical slider/scrollbars
> is _under_ header, don't near as in GTK+, QT, Win32 widgets. 
> It's really cool in library browser: can we reimplement it? Pleeeese...

Hm, I think we should use standard widgetes really.. :)

> > >       * sliders should have a label as above
> > 
> > The seek one does have a time label beneath it.. maybe we need more..
> > but I think this is pretty clear. I mean, the slider starts moving when
> > you paly the song so..
> > 
> Sorry, I was speaking about a descriptive label with access key, as well
> as for lists (see Mouse capplet). But I suppose that 1) it's not a
> dialog, 2) it's music player, it needs to be a little cool, so you can
> forget this.
> > 
> > > 
> > > Personal taste:
> > >       * move shuffle repeat to right, so you can use label (to left) to
> > >         show menu item's tooltips
> > 
> > Yea, but the text should really be under the view because that's where
> > it belongs :(
> > 
> > But you have a good point here.. hmm.. maybe move shuffle/repeat back to
> > the toolabr after all if we decide not to have a meta button.. 
> Probably we have to do it... mmhhh.... we _have to_ choose ONE!!!

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