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|0001177||[tweak] Any||feature||always||05-13-05 20:18||05-24-05 22:29|
|Summary||0001177: Feature: popup list widget|
|Description||similar to drop down list, but without the edit field. Cf. attached OSX Aqua screenshot|
|Attached Files||aqua-popup-combo.png [^] (11,350 bytes) 05-13-05 20:18|
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|Is there any conceptual difference whatsoever between the two objects in the screenshot? It seems to me that they are just different looks (== costumes) for the same old drop down list.|
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The conceptual difference is that one is an input field plus some options. The down-arrow button signifies "show options" throughout the Mac UI. The other is like a space-efficient costume for radio buttons.
One immediate visual difference is that when you pop-up the options, the list extends below *and* above the widget - the currently selected item is where the button was, it stays in its place (plus, there is a tick mark next to it). In contrast, in the pull-down thingy you see the current value twice, once in the input field, and once in the list.
I think that's why it usually is called a "combo box", it combines an input field with a menu button. And the proposed new widget is found in many other GUIs, too, it's "option menu" in GTK, "menu button" in CDE, even Motif has it.
IMHO the non-editable drop-down list is just a cheap emulation of a real 1-in-n selection widget. If we had that separately, we also could move the existign one where it belongs, namely to the text input widgets.
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|There you go (and thanks to Jens!).|
|05-13-05 20:18||bert||New Issue|
|05-13-05 20:18||bert||File Added: aqua-popup-combo.png|
|05-13-05 21:10||andreas||Note Added: 0001485|
|05-13-05 21:10||andreas||Status||new => feedback|
|05-17-05 17:05||bert||Note Added: 0001499|
|05-24-05 22:29||andreas||Status||feedback => resolved|
|05-24-05 22:29||andreas||Resolution||open => fixed|
|05-24-05 22:29||andreas||Assigned To||=> andreas|
|05-24-05 22:29||andreas||Note Added: 0001527|
|05-24-05 22:29||andreas||Assigned To||andreas =>|
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