Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk
From: Lee Revell (rlrevell_AT_joe-job.com)
Date: Sun Jul 18 2004 - 03:01:47 EEST
On Sat, 2004-07-17 at 17:30, Chris Cannam wrote:
> On Saturday 17 Jul 2004 9:46 pm, Jonathan Segel wrote:
> > > consider returning to some sort of sliders, they're far more
> > > convenient in a GUI, since their movement follow better the
> > > movement of the mouse.
> > i'm betting that the way it actually is manipulated is that drawing
> > a straight line with the mouse up or down turns the knob [...]
> Oh no! This subject has just been the subject of a 200+-article
> flamewar (sorry, I mean constructive discussion) over on LAD. Are
> sliders always better than knobs, or do knobs have their place? Is
> it better to operate knobs linearly, or with a rotary mouse motion?
> As far as I could tell there was absolutely no consensus, though it
> was fairly widely agreed that (i) neither is perfect, (ii) most
> people with an opinion have a _really strong_ opinion, (iii) it would
> be nice to have consistency about things like which mouse operation
> resets the control to its default, and (iv) people like arguing about
> this stuff.
The consensus was that the mouse wheel is the only intuitive way to
control a knob with a mouse. The people who disagreed probably don't
have a mouse wheel.
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