Ardour Latency Dialog
2007-06-06 6 Comments
Paul Davis asked me for advice on the Latency dialog he is implementing. This is the state of things:
The underlying logic above is to go from minus to plus and from large to small and back to large. With “Use natural latency” in the neutral center. The result looks rather chaotic 🙂
“Use natural Latency” -> Automatic. Under the assumption this is the default, I put it on the left as the thing to start from. It should be a toggle button to inform the user if it is on or not (clicking the other buttons should disable it) . Adding the value it will result in as part of the label in parenthesis or as tooltip would be good, but I’ve been told that value is not readily available.
Using 2 rows allows to split step size and direction. Same size buttons avoid an overly busy layout.
If custom widgets are an option.
Note that I treated this mainly on the layout level and did not put to question the elements, as I currently do not have much insight into the underlying needs. So I just trust Paul here 😉