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

Chris Cheney (ccheney) wrote :

On Thu, 2009-01-29 at 20:46 +0000, Mark Shuttleworth 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.

The general way this is done in Gnome is to hide the option in gconf
where you can go to gconf-editor and change the option. Such as the
feature of focus strictly under mouse.


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