[linux-audio-user] Virtual Mixing Desk
chris.pickett at mail.mcgill.ca
Sat Jul 17 17:22:24 EDT 2004
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.
> I'm keeping my own opinion out of it this time. Arnold, I suggest you
> try them both out thoroughly in a real world situation, pick the one
> you prefer to use, and stick to that.
Is there a problem with giving the user preferences to control it all?
If done for all apps, seems like a good way to get consistency and also
give users what they want.
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