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Re: gtk scroll bar deficiency

From: Davis Herring
Subject: Re: gtk scroll bar deficiency
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 15:38:40 -0700 (PDT)
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>> Some toolkits call it the "thumb".
> thanks.  what is a "slider" (is there such a word?)

In my experience, a slider is an almost-ubiquitous control that looks like

  Amount of sliding:
  ---| |-----------------
   |    |    |    |    |
Rubber                Ice

The pentagon can be dragged along the line with the mouse or moved with
keyboard arrows when it has the focus.  It's very similar to a scroll bar
except that the dragger (the thumb) does not have width (it is mounted as
if by a pin to the track) and so is used when a value and not a range (as
of visibility) is being specified.  Sometimes it appears rotated CCW by a

Sorry if that's redundant or excessively verbose, but I'm hoping to be
understood regardless of anyone's prior experience.


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