[OS X TeX] [ANN] TeX Live Utility 0.2
Adam R. Maxwell
amaxwell at mac.com
Mon Dec 29 21:42:07 EST 2008
On Dec 29, 2008, at 5:07 PM, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:
> I also find the manage-updates/manage-packages "tabs" confusing.
> When the "tab" is active, it's grayed out; this looks to me like
> it's not active, as though it is a tab that's behind the other one,
> which is active.
It has a dark selection highlight color. I agree that it's a bit
confusing, but it should be a standard control.
> I think the way this kind of thing is usually done is to have a kind
> of bar-shaped figure divided up into buttons, and clicking on one of
> the buttons causes it to become blue.
I use the same control, different style. The rounded blue segmented
control looks weird in this case, next to the toolbar, so I'm using a
different style. You can play with different styles in IB for an
NSSegmentedControl and see what they look like...
> For instance, look at the desktop/screensaver preference pane in
> System Preferences (Leopard). Also, rather than be at the top of a
> table view, the bar is usually straddling the "edge" of an "indented
Yeah, but the standard NSTabView doesn't work well if you want to
extend your content to the right/left edge of the window. In
addition, I just don't like the look of the bezel ("indented area"),
especially around a tableview :).
> Just my 2 cents . . . maybe I shouldn't admit this, but I have been
> sitting here clicking back and forth on the two buttons to try and
> figure out which one really is active. Somehow I suspect that I am
> the only one that has this problem.
> Thanks for a great new application!
Thanks for the feedback. I'll keep this in mind; nothing's really set
in stone at this point.
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