Strange standard button issues

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Sun Oct 6 08:19:55 CEST 2013


Ha! I wrote my last email before seeing yours Paul.  Definitley a confusing
UI!

Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>


On Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 10:39 PM, Paul Hibbert <paulhibbert at mac.com> wrote:

> I use the Graphic Effects regularly and never really noticed that!
>
> Just tried it and was surprised to see what you mean, I guess I have
> always just clicked on the name and it worked as I expected, but yes the
> checkboxes and names can be out of sync and that could be really confusing.
>
> So clicking the name gives access to the controls for that effect and
> toggles the effect (and checkbox) on & off, whereas clicking the checkbox
> only turns the effect on or off and doesn't show the relevant controls.
>
> I'm not too sure it's a bug, I think there is some logic to the way it
> works if you understand it, but it's just not too obvious, think of the
> checkbox like the eye button on a Photoshop layer, it lets you turn the
> layer on or off without editing that layer.
>
> Maybe if each name appeared more like a button or layer (aka Photoshop),
> even if they were just separated with a line it would maybe make more sense.
>
> I think I never questioned it because of using PS a lot, I probably used
> the same logic without realising it.
>
> Paul
>
>
> On 2013-10-05, at 8:32 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:
>
> > On 10/5/13 10:01 PM, Kay C Lan wrote:
> >> On Sun, Oct 6, 2013 at 8:46 AM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Sat, Oct 5, 2013 at 5:12 PM, J. Landman Gay <
> jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Gave that a whirl but no difference.  The only one that gives access
> to the
> >>> settings is dropshadow.
> >
> > Oh, and also, it is possible to tick a checkbox without actually
> selecting the name of the effect. Things only work if both the checkbox is
> ticked and the name itself is hilited. So sometimes you need to click both.
> >
> > That's the bug, actually. The name hilite and the checkbox should be in
> synch.
> >
> > Not all settings are applicable to all effects. When some of them enable
> but others don't, it means the dimmed ones aren't applicable.
> >
> > --
> > Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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