On Thu, 29 Jun 2006, Etan Reisner wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Jun 2006, Wesley Morgan wrote:
>> Why does this list have to start out with 99% of it hidden under the
>> "slider"? Wouldn't it be more appropriate to have it fill the list
>> completely? How many people don't scroll it immediately after opening? The
>> order is also pretty bad. The most commonly used items are at the top,
>> which is the opposite side from where your mouse will be.
> This is a gtk+ design decision which keeps the currently selected option
> under the mouse when the menu pops up.
> There is a gtk+ bug filed about the large empty space (they didn't get
> it exactly, unfortunately) but they do claim to have added scrollers to
> the pop up to make it more clear.
Hmm. After some additional fiddling... If your status is one of the
"saved/frequent" statuses in the center portion of the list, that status
is removed from the list. The slider then defaults to whatever the last
selected/first item was. That must be a gaim thing. Doesn't this just
defeat the currently-selected feature a lot of the time?
This is sort of on my mind because I was using trillian a bit recently and
I have to say that the simple context-type menu for setting statuses felt
like a more consistent way to handle state changes.
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