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Functionality question. [Apr. 29th, 2003|08:11 pm]
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[zonereyrie]
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I just noticed that if I highlight existing text, then go into Edit->Make Link, it puts that text into all three of the boxes - I expected it to go into the Link Text box. I presume this is intentional - if it is a URL and you decide to make it a link, you can just edit the Link Text box, or same for an LJ user. I just remembered it being differing before I did the upgrade to 4.1.2 (which was from a few revs back.) I grep'd the Change Log but didn't see this.

And a suggestion - place a box around the 'Using journal' UI - I went a little crazy trying to find how to change the journal in the menus, until I just clicked on the text on a lark. The box shows up when the mouse is over the text. This is on RedHat 8.0, if you want versions of anything just let me know.

4.1.2 looks nice, thanks for the work.
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From: compwiz
2003-04-29 06:01 pm (UTC)
I thought the "Use journal" thing was pretty intuitive, since everything on that bottom bar is clickable, it's not just a status bar.
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[User Picture]From: zonereyrie
2003-04-29 06:19 pm (UTC)
I think what got me was that the Submit button has a button outline - so I presumed that any 'clickable' items in that area would as well. I saw submit as 'button' and the text as 'not button'. I didn't even know what the thing in the lower left was (I disable the friends checking). :-)
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[User Picture]From: lyspeth
2003-04-29 07:26 pm (UTC)
I didn't realize it was clickable until I read this entry. A lot of stuff got rearranged in 4.1 and I haven't figured it all out yet, I guess. (*wants security indicator out of the menu and visible*)
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From: compwiz
2003-04-29 07:43 pm (UTC)

Livejournal clients can't follow HIGs?

I think one thing can be learned from all of the incarnations of the logjam UI - if you don't have the selection of visible metadata configurable, either make everything accessible from the main window or make everything accessible from a seperate metadata window or through menus; anything else and it will end up majorly confusing people.
You can't please everyone; some people need the security menu visible at all times whereas the Use Journal is rarely used, some people are the exact opposite, etc. etc. Even if people were able to configure the interface exactly how they wanted it, there's a sure bet they'd end up changing it constantly.
I know that given the option of configuring the interface to put commonly used options on the main screen, I'd probably either put everything on the main window or change the preferences on a daily basis, since my most common options change constantly.
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-05-04 08:50 am (UTC)

Re: Livejournal clients can't follow HIGs?

I'd really, really, really like to be able to add format tags (as in for enbolden and italic mostly) by simply pressing Ctrl+B, Ctrl+I etc., you know, a bit like Gaim and a few other apps do.

-Peter (excuse the anonymous posting, but I'm a uJournal user)
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[User Picture]From: gaal
2003-04-29 10:01 pm (UTC)

The selection goes into all places because sometimes you're bringing in a link and then doing Make Link, but sometimes you're selecting text from the entry window and trying to turn that into a link. Since LogJam doesn't know which way you're linking (text to URL or URL to text), the least it can do is get one place right.

But now that you've raised the issue, I see that this isn't the least LogJam can do, and that indeed it *can* tell. I'll write a patch for this soon. Thanks for the tip.

(If figuring out whether a selection "comes from" the event GtkTextWidget turns out to be too cumbersome, there's always the option of testing whether the selection looks like a URL.)
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-05-21 05:42 am (UTC)
Sorry for long post, but error occurs when i'm trying to compile that great program:

gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I/home/makc/include/gtk-2.0 -I/home/makc/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/home/makc/include/atk-1.0 -I/home/makc/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/X11R6/include -I/home/makc/include/glib-2.0 -I/home/makc/lib/glib-2.0/include -I/home/makc/include/libxml2 -I/home/makc/include/gtkspell-2.0 -I/home/makc/include -I/home/makc/include/xmms -I/usr/local/include/gtk-1.2 -I/usr/local/include/glib-1.2 -I/usr/local/lib/glib/include -I/home/makc/include -I/home/makc/include -Wall -g -DLOCALEDIR=\"/home/makc/share/locale\" -DPIXMAPDIR=\"/home/makc/share/pixmaps\" -g -O2 -c icons.c
icons.c: In function `icons_rarrow_pixbuf':
icons.c:34: `logjam_rarrow' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:34: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
icons.c:34: for each function it appears in.)
icons.c: In function `icons_larrow_pixbuf':
icons.c:38: `logjam_larrow' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c: In function `icons_lrarrow_pixbuf':
icons.c:42: `logjam_lrarrow' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c: In function `icons_initialize':
icons.c:75: `logjam_goat' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:76: `logjam_pencil' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:77: `logjam_ljuser' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:78: `logjam_ljcomm' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:79: `logjam_music' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:80: `logjam_mood' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:81: `logjam_protected' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:82: `logjam_private' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:83: `logjam_cfriends_on' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:84: `logjam_cfriends_off' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:85: `logjam_cfriends_new' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c: In function `icons_load_throbber':
icons.c:104: `logjam_throbber_1' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:105: `logjam_throbber_2' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:106: `logjam_throbber_3' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:107: `logjam_throbber_4' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:108: `logjam_throbber_5' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:109: `logjam_throbber_6' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:110: `logjam_throbber_7' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:111: `logjam_throbber_8' undeclared (first use in this function)
icons.c:95: warning: `data' might be used uninitialized in this function
make[2]: *** [icons.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/makc/src/logjam-4.1.2/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/makc/src/logjam-4.1.2'
make: *** [all-recursive-am] Error 2

Anyone helps me?
Linux Slackware 8.0, 2.4.18
gcc -v
Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-slackware-linux/2.95.3/specs
gcc version 2.95.3 20010315 (release)


Thank you!
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