Scrollbars hard to see
dotancohen at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 18:35:29 GMT 2009
> FWIW, that's part of the problem, some settings are NOT exposed directly,
> but are set "automagically", in ways entirely unintuitive and
> unpredicatable to the typical sysadmin type used to being able to set
> something and have it affect just that, not that and a half dozen other
> things there was no warning would change as they don't appear to be
> connected at all to the setting that was actually changed.
> It wouldn't be half as complicated, if various items weren't
> "automagically" set, to what could well be entirely unsuitable half-way
> colors, based on the setting of not one but two (maybe more?) other
> settings. If those half-way settings were exposed as directly settable
> in themselves, the side effects of setting one thing and having it affect
> something else entirely unexpected, because it wasn't even the specified
> color, would disappear, making the entire thing much more directly and
> intuitively cause-effect predictable, and thus much less complicated,
> even if there ends up being five times the actual number of settings to
This is quite another argument in favor of separate "regular user"
settings and "advanced settings". VLC does this so well, I only wish
that KDE would as well, especially for UI configuration situations in
which usability/accessibility are concerned.
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