Re: [Rhythmbox-devel] BaconVolume widget (volume button)

On Sun, 2007-05-20 at 05:45 +0200, Martin Jeppesen wrote:
> Hi
> I just read this[1] blog about bringing back the bacon button that
> e.g. Rhythmbox, Sound-juicer, Totem, and Banshee uses for volume
> button.
> What I don't understand is; Why not just use a normal slider like the
> Duration Slider? There are plenty of space in the toolbar, iTunes uses
> a normal slider, screen readers would probably prefer a normal slider,
> and the HIG would probably also prefer a normal slider, as the HIG
> doesn't like widgets that change appearance.

It doesn't change appearance, it pops up (like the combo boxes do, for

> So why do people like this Bacon Volume widget? Am I missing something?

Did you try it? It's small, shows the volume status in the blink of an
eye, allows changing the volume in one-click, handles scroll events, and
has a11y support.

I like it, obviously, and a number of other programs seem to as well.

Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net> 

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