[sword-devel] Windows GUI

Don A. Elbourne Jr. sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sun, 25 Aug 2002 21:03:42 -0500


When all else fails, read the docs.


I just read the documentation on that curious checkbox and figured out what
it was for.

Clicking on the Book Drop Down Button will display a menu list of the books
of the Bible. Clicking on a book in the list will load the text starting at
verse one, chapter one, for that book. Clicking on a Chapter or Verse Spin
Buttons will change the current verse forward or backward a chapter or
verse. Clicking the Check Mark Button will bring the display back to the
verse referenced by these fields if the display has scrolled away from it.

I guess I never tried the checkmark after scrolling away from it. Perhaps a
cute little anchor would be more descriptive.

As for the "back" button, it does work with bookmarks and changing between
modules, but it does not work for me if I type in a new reference, and then
try to go back to the previous reference.

by grace alone,

Don A. Elbourne Jr.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry Hastings" <hastings@dancris.com>
To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>; <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Sent: Sunday, August 25, 2002 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Windows GUI

> At 07:55 AM 8/25/2002 -0500, Don A. Elbourne Jr. wrote:
> >- Under preferences it would seem that all the items that have a on/off
> >toggle would be better grouped in a form with check boxes.
> >
> >- Perhaps the Preferences and Options could be moved under "Tools"
> My vote would be to keep these such that it takes as few mouse clicks and
> selections to change an option as possible. What would really be great, is
> to have one button that overrides the settings of all options that are on
> in Options, but not reset the options. This way, if I have Strong's
> numbers, Morph tags, and Lemmas all selected in options, I could turn all
> three on or off with one click. The button caption/icon should change to
> reflect the on or off state.
> >- Currently there is a back button, perhaps a forward button should be
> >added. (I have never figured out what the back button is supposed to do
> >anyway. It would seem that it would go back to the previous location I
> >looking at, but it does not seem to work that way. Maybe I am just too
> >to the way a web browser works.)
> It seems to work like a browser back button to me. How does it seem to
> for you? I would like a forward button.
> >- Its unclear what the checkmark next to the spinboxes does.
> Checkmark = Go!
> >- The reference combo box should have a "go" button out beside it,
> >to the way a web browser does the address bar.
> See above. Go is perhaps better for those that read English. Otherwise,
> squeezing in a word from a the localization file may need a much bigger
> Jerry