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  1. [other] Re: Sentelic Touchpad Linux drivers released under GNU GPL!

    See …ricís comments in the short thread that I linked to before. He links to their source repository and tells you which file needs to be modified. Beyond that, I have no more information. You could...
  2. [other] Re: Sentelic Touchpad Linux drivers released under GNU GPL!

    The Sentelic touchpad should be able to use the synaptics driver for all the features it provides: edge scrolling, disabling tapping while typing, and possibly even two-finger scrolling. This...
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    Re: Mac-style Menu Bar for GTK and Java/Swing applications!

    I havenít used it myself. From what I can see, OLPCís Sugar is more clever in some regards, since it inverts the tabbed toolbars, thus taking advantage of Fittsí Law. However, putting the toolbars on...
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    Re: Mac-style Menu Bar for GTK and Java/Swing applications!

    Sugar and the Ribbon both have tabbed toolbars, where the menu and the toolbars have been fully integrated. They illustrate how putting the menu bar and toolbars together allows for some interesting...
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    Re: Mac-style Menu Bar for GTK and Java/Swing applications!

    Yes, it is quite messy. Tabbed toolbars (such as with Sugar or the Ribbon) would be more idealóbut that would require the menu bar and toolbars to be together. And it does not seem reasonable to me...
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    Re: Mac-style Menu Bar for GTK and Java/Swing applications!

    I was thinking more along the lines of #2. The toolbars wouldnít be floating but more attached to the panel, taking up only as much space as needed. Regarding the problems that might cause, I can...
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    Re: Mac-style Menu Bar for GTK and Java/Swing applications!

    How about differentiating GNOME by making it more document-centric, more of a big document viewer. I had previously suggested that toolbars should also be removed from document windows and appended...
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    Re: Mac-style Menu Bar for GTK and Java/Swing applications!

    Yes, very good. :) There are a lot of good ideas there. The Sugar interface displays only one application at a time, so transferring some of its ideas to GNOME would not be completely...
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    Re: Mac-style Menu Bar for GTK and Java/Swing applications!

    What I was saying is that often there is no return target at all (such as when the next action is using the keyboard), or it is the whole window (such as for scrolling or focusing a window). If the...
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    Re: Mac-style Menu Bar for GTK and Java/Swing applications!

    That’s a good point. So, how much time is spent on the return trip? Well, that depends on the return distance and the target size (D and S, respectively, in Fitts’ Law). I would posit that this D is,...
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    Re: Mac-style Menu Bar for GTK and Java/Swing applications!

    Thank you for such an informative contribution to the discussion. :)



    Do you have any actual evidence to back this up? I went back to Raskinís discussion, which I have previously cited. He...
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    Re: Mac-style Menu Bar for GTK and Java/Swing applications!

    Regarding Fitts’ Law, Jef Raskin, in section 4-4-1 of The Humane Interface, discusses the actual figures. On a 14-inch screen, the time it took to access a menu on a Macintosh averaged to 256 ms, as...
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