Sliders with Text
2007-05-01 1 Comment
Sometimes many parameters have to be made available in a single window. Especially with audio synthesis software. Labels take a lot of space. Larger widgets are faster to operate. So how about putting numbers and labels inside sliders?
Several variations based on the fan-slider design of the previous post. With and without relief to see what impact it has on readability. In order of my preference (ascending).
The widget is meant to work like a slider (drag-able everywhere) regarding click-drag. A single click (release, no drag) would give it keyboard focus and allow editing of the numeric value. Double-clicking would make the text editable like in a text entry (allowing placing the cursor and making selections via pointing device). Middle click should be kept for making the slider jump to the current pointer position.