[linux-audio-user] Knobs (was: Virtual Mixing Desk)

Lee Revell rlrevell at joe-job.com
Sat Jul 17 20:00:13 EDT 2004

On Sat, 2004-07-17 at 17:08, Sampo Savolainen wrote:
> I have also disliked knobs in gui applications, but I just realized that
> the problem is not with the widget, but how it is controlled.
> The knob UI element doesn't have a single operating method. Knobs in
> different applications work in different ways. If this would be
> standardized, the knob could be a very efficient UI widget. It uses very
> little screen space and can be used to display a very broad range of
> values.
> I propose: 
>   - To move: press left button on knob, while the button is pressed,
>     vertical movement moves the dial (left -, right +)
>   - If shift is pressed, the movement will count as 1/10th (or
>     1/100th?).
>   - Double click on the knob for entering the value manually
>   - Middle click sets the knob to the direction the mouse pointer is
>     located looking from the middle of the knob.
>  (- Right click would be reserved for context menus)
> Anybody know of a good authoritative standardizing body in the open
> source front who would be interested in taking this task?

Argh, not this thread again.



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