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RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Re: Popup slider
- From: "Charles Moir" <CharlesM@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 10:29:50 +0100
- Subject: RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Re: Popup slider
Yes you maybe right. I'll play with the new tweak once it's built.
Perhaps it's all irrelevant anyway once we get Mac-like working.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alex Bligh
> Sent: 25 July 2006 10:21
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> Cc: Alex Bligh
> Subject: RE: [XaraXtreme-dev] Re: Popup slider
> --On 25 July 2006 10:08 +0100 Charles Moir <CharlesM@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Ah OK. I didn't check the original spec. Sorry about that.
> > Interesting that you find that behaviour annoying, because
> I find the
> > current behaviour mildly annoying - that it goes away too
> easily. I
> > guess I need to play with it the other way to find out.
> It's in r1518, so it'll be in the 12pm build, so available an
> hour or two later.
> > Perhaps a half way house is that it stays up if the pointer remains
> > over it. So you still get the ability to drag and release - see
> > whether you like it or not, drag some more, without having the hold
> > the mouse down all the time. Would that be easy?
> I'll leave Mart to comment on whether it would be /easy/, but
> I don't think it would be /good/. I think you are saying it
> should disappear if the mouse goes out the window ONLY after
> the first adjustment - that's a bit inconsistent. As the
> mouse pointer starts outside the window in the first place,
> it would be difficult to do otherwise if you are going to do
> a simple "window leaving" test. The window is quite thin and
> it's easy to allow the mouse pointer out. A better test would
> probably be something like "once it has entered the window,
> close the window if the pointer leaves it for more than half
> a second without any button held down". But...
> > Having said all that I tend to use these things the Mac way -
> > click-drag-release, as that's fewest clicks.
> ... well me too. Personally I think we should try and make
> them work as much like the combo boxes as possible - that
> gives a consistent UI.
> That is (in essence) your first idea; I can live with the
> second. I don't think we should invent yet another pop-up
> mechanism unless we need to. The simple answer to people who
> say "it's clunky" (if it
> is) is "use the Mac way then" (once Mart has written it...).