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Re: [Gtick-devel] volume it gtick does not work

From: Tomas Znamenacek
Subject: Re: [Gtick-devel] volume it gtick does not work
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 14:00:53 +0100
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Roland Stigge wrote:

> Merely, the opposite(!).
> Traditionally, GTick includes support for volume control. Alex Roberts
> intended it as a convenience feature. Unfortunately, this is bad design,
> because providing any kind of mixer is a completely different task than
> a metronome. Since some sound interfaces don't support mixing (including
> PCM volume, like in GTick) at all, this feature can even break whole
> (innocent) audio applications.
> Therefore, I'm even considering to remove volume control completely in
> favour of recommending the use of the already available fine mixers like
> gnome-alsamixer, aumix, kmix, etc. Most OS distributions include some of
> them.

Please don't remove it, if it's not really necessary. I like to
adjust the ticking volume quite often and switching to another
window with mixer would be a huge usability step backwards for me.


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