[gst-devel] Stop buttons (was required gst-player UI changes)

Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller Uraeus at linuxrising.org
Thu Jan 16 00:57:02 CET 2003

I disagree. A stop button has no practical use and should not be
included. I mean what is the stop button supposed to do that the
combination of play/pause, forward/backward do not supply?

I was a bit confused when Rhythmbox first stop having a stop button, but
after getting used to it I prefer not having a stop button now. 

Not having stop buttons is part of what gives GNOME 2 its flavour. I
helps tell people that we try to move the GUI forward not just walk in
the footsteps of others.


On Thu, 2003-01-16 at 09:12, Erik Walthinsen wrote:
> On 16 Jan 2003, Steve Baker wrote:
> > > - get rid of stop
> > Done! Its software, not hardware. There are no heads or motors to wear
> > out, and no batteries to run down by being in pause forever.
> OK, this is bogus.  Hardware issues have nothing to do with user
> interface.  Why are we creating a new interface when everyone and their
> dog is going to be vastly more comfortable with an interface they
> literally grew up with?  Just because that interface originated in
> hardware limitations does not mean that it is inherently flawed, nor does
> it give us license to arbitrarily change and cease to match what our
> *user* expect.
>       Erik Walthinsen <omega at temple-baptist.com> - System Administrator
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