Re: greyed out preferences

From: Dom Lachowicz (
Date: Sat Jan 03 2004 - 18:19:10 EST

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    > Why not have *three* colors/appearances? One for
    > functioning, available operations, one ("greyed
    > out")
    > for actions currently out of reach for a good
    > reason,
    > i.e. because they have no good use in the current
    > situation, and a third for mere placeholders in the
    > GUI, features not yet implemented or hooked up.
    > That
    > way people won't have to wonder. Or is "greyed out"
    > so built into operating systems that it's hard to
    > extend?

    Any widget on screen is either active or inactive
    ("greyed out"). This is an toolkit-level thing.

    However, it makes much more sense to just remove these
    things that aren't hooked up to anything, or to
    implement them. Your suggestion is far worse and more
    confusing than what we currently have.


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