Usability: emphasize gridlines checkbox is using negative text

Bug #817193 reported by Reijo Tomperi on 2011-07-27
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Inkscape
Low
jazzynico

Bug Description

Problem:
File -> Inkscape preferences -> Grids -> "Don't emphasize gridlines when zoomed out" checkbox is using negative text. Negative text in checkboxes should be avoided : http://www.gui-bloopers.com/toc.php "Blooper 12: Negative checkboxes".
In this case I think also "Blooper 2: Using a checkbox for a non-ON/OFF setting" matches.

Solution:
- Change checkbox text into:"Use normal grid line color instead of major grid line color when zoomed out".
- Change "Grid line color" text into "Normal grid line color" next to color selector tool

Solution 2 (which I think is even better considering usability considering that user is making a choice from two options):
- Use radio buttons with title "Use this color for grid lines when zoomed out" and options "Normal grid line color" and "Major grid line color".
- Change "Grid line color" text into "Normal grid line color" next to color selector tool

su_v (suv-lp) on 2011-09-11
tags: added: grids ui
jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2011-09-19
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2012-06-22
Changed in inkscape:
assignee: nobody → JazzyNico (jazzynico)
milestone: none → 0.49
status: Triaged → In Progress
jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Patch attached.

I still hesitate to use major and normal grid lines labels. The grid extensions use major and minor, and it would be more consistent to use the same words here.

Any objection?

ps: the attached patch still needs work in the document preferences code to reflect the minor/major change.

Reijo Tomperi (aggro80) wrote :

The words in my bug reports are just "best guess" due to lack on my knowledge about the software. So feel free to use terms that are better suited for the job.

jazzynico (jazzynico) wrote :

Committed trunk revision 11514.

Changed in inkscape:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: preferences
jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2015-02-14
Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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