It is interesting that you mention putting a popup inside the mute button as _less_ discoverable. Because I remember hearing from a few users who saw the speaker icon and assumed it was a volume control, only to be surprised when it was just mute.

I'm not sure if we can put both volume and mute in the same button, but if it were volume I think it would be more useful.

Jeff Ratliff wrote:
Sorry, don't think I sent this to the list:

The volume slider in this position makes the think of a pan control,
not a volume control. This comes from my experience with physical
sound boards though, and a novice may not have this problem.

You could do a volume icon that pops up a volume slider, a la
rhythmbox and others. If you were really clever, you could find a way
to integrate it with the mute button and take up no additional space.
This is less discoverable though, and would really rely on a good
descriptive icon, or a little mini popup arrow thingy (excuse my
advanced technical jargon). :)

On 22/06/2008, Laszlo Pandy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
Thanks for the patch Tom. This is really well done, and I think it serves a
good purpose because currently the volume control is not as discoverable as
it could be.

However right now the volume slider is underneath the buttons, which looks a
little weird. Previously the buttons were at the bottom and they formed a
nice straight line along the bottom of the instrument header. Also it makes
the instrument lanes a little bigger; bigger than the events are. This is
not as big a problem, we can certainly resize the height of the events if we
need to.

I want everyone to take a look at the screenshot:

Any suggestions for where else we could put it?

(I think there was previously a bug for having a recording monitor
vertically against the right side of the header, but a volume slider
requires more width and height than that).


Tom Halligan wrote:
Coded against SVN Revision 1519

Updated version of the instrument volume slider patch. The volume slider
is now part of the ControlsBox. When creating the controls box, you should
add a 'includeVolumeSlider=True' to the parameters. For example, the code
used in is:
   self.controlsBox =


This means the volume slider is an optional control (for example, the
mixer strip omits the volume slider for obvious reasons).

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