[Chimera-users] apple ui

Tom Goddard goddard at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri May 15 10:46:46 PDT 2009

Hi Nils,

  I agree with you.  The horizontal scrolling with a Mac mouse scroll 
ball should movethe panels left and right rather than long file names in 
a single panel left and right.  The long file name scrolling is less 
common and can be done by the usual mouse drag on the scrollbar.  I'll 
see if Eric Pettersen who wrote the Open dialog code agrees and will put 
it on his feature request list.  I think we haven't noticed this at our 
lab even though most of us use Macs because we all use non-Mac 3-button 

Thanks for the suggestion.


Nils Becker wrote:
> Thomas Goddard wrote:
>> All this
>> seems about as good as possible except for the case when there is no
>> horizontal scrollbar for an individual pane (long file names).  In that
>> case horizontal scrolling could scroll all the panes left or right.  It
>> would be quirky because as the panes move and your mouse doesn't move
>> the mouse might go over a new pane which has it's own horizontal
>> scrollbar and the scrolling behavior would abruptly change to just
>> scrolling that pane.  Annoying.
>>   My observations seem to differ from yours.  I'm using Mac OS 10.5.7.
> Hi Tom,
> thanks for the reply, I verified and you are right about the present
> behavior. I guess I disagree on the last point; i think horizontal
> scrolling through the directory hierarchy is more often used than the
> scrolling for long file names (at least in my experience). so i would
> opt for the jumpy behavior, or if that's undesired, for having the mouse
> x scroll wheel scroll only the panels and never the file names (for
> these, one would have to use the scroll bar). but that's just me..
> nild

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