[OS X TeX] [ANN] TeX Live Utility 0.2

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Tue Dec 30 03:42:07 CET 2008

On Dec 29, 2008, at 5:07 PM, Adam M. Goldstein wrote:

> I also find the manage-updates/manage-packages "tabs" confusing.  
> When the "tab" is active, it's grayed out; this looks to me like  
> it's not active, as though it is a tab that's behind the other one,  
> which is active.

It has a dark selection highlight color.  I agree that it's a bit  
confusing, but it should be a standard control.

> I think the way this kind of thing is usually done is to have a kind  
> of bar-shaped figure divided up into buttons, and clicking on one of  
> the buttons causes it to become blue.

I use the same control, different style.  The rounded blue segmented  
control looks weird in this case, next to the toolbar, so I'm using a  
different style.  You can play with different styles in IB for an  
NSSegmentedControl and see what they look like...

> For instance, look at the desktop/screensaver preference pane in  
> System Preferences (Leopard). Also, rather than be at the top of a  
> table view, the bar is usually straddling the "edge" of an "indented  
> area."

Yeah, but the standard NSTabView doesn't work well if you want to  
extend your content to the right/left edge of the window.  In  
addition, I just don't like the look of the bezel ("indented area"),  
especially around a tableview :).

> Just my 2 cents . . . maybe I shouldn't admit this, but I have been  
> sitting here clicking back and forth on the two buttons to try and  
> figure out which one really is active. Somehow I suspect that I am  
> the only one that has this problem.
> Thanks for a great new application!

Thanks for the feedback.  I'll keep this in mind; nothing's really set  
in stone at this point.


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