Maybe you click it, a volume slider pops up, with a little icon for
"mute" at the bottom of the slider. I've seen this in other
applications. Seems like it would be pretty intuitive and useful.

On 24/06/2008, Laszlo Pandy <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> 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:
> > > http://laszlopandy.com/files/volume-slider.png
> > >
> > > 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).
> > >
> > > Laszlo
> > >
> > >
> > > 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 InstrumentViewer.py is:
> > >
> > > >   self.controlsBox =
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> ControlsBox.ControlsBox(project,mainview,instrument,includeEffects=True,includeVolumeSlider=True)
> > >
> > > >
> > > > This means the volume slider is an optional control (for example, the
> > > >
> > > mixer strip omits the volume slider for obvious reasons).
> > >
> > > > Peace,
> > > > Tom
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
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