Code review comment for lp:~albertomilone/gnome-control-center/randr-virtual

Mark Shuttleworth (sabdfl) wrote :

Mario Limonciello wrote:
> Would it perhaps be better if this were masked by an advanced options
> button? I'm sure there are other "useful" things that could be placed
> on this page, but the same argument will get raised about presenting
> them to the user every time the dialog is opened.
>

"Advanced options" buttons are quite a common solution, but they are not
considered very usable. They hide options, so people have to keep
digging in there to see if they can find what they are looking for.
Worse, when the things in the advanced options change, people don't
notice, because they think "I went in there before and didn't see
anything that I understood".

There are definitely some cases where it's the best option, but the
situation has to be pretty bad for that to be the case :-).

So, in this case, I don't this it's warranted.

Mark

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