Re: [linux-audio-user] Opening up the discussion

From: Christoph Eckert <>
Date: Mon Jul 25 2005 - 12:58:18 EEST

> I like the wings3d approach (which is not an audio app,
> mind you), where the status bar is used to communicate to
> the user what options the user interface offers for the
> object that the mouse pointer is hovering over.

There are several ways to do so, maybe a status bar, tooltips
or what's this help.

I'd call this "Documentation on demand". It gives you the
right information just in time. A very good thing, IMHO, but
often such things are - even if there are some - more or less
useless, maybe a tooltip which shows "If checked, this option
takes effect" for a checkbox.

The problem is that it is a special challenge to create
reasonable entries for such help systems. Great the wings3d
people have spent the time for it.

Best regards

Received on Mon Jul 25 16:15:08 2005

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