Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

#4805 assigned enhancement

Sounds preference panel improvements

Reported by: humdinger Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Preferences/Sounds Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc: mdisreali@…
Blocked By: Blocking: #16594
Platform: All

Description (last modified by humdinger)

Here's a suggestion to improve the Sounds preferences panel.

The panel now (hrev33599):
Sounds panel now

My suggestion mockup:
SOunds panel in the future?

On top, there's a dropdown menu with already saved profiles plus the entry "Save current profile..." which will open a panel to enter a profile name.
Pressing the trash symbol will delete the currently set profile. When there's <none>, the symbol is "ghosted".
It would be nice if there'd be a "Toggle mute all" profile preconfigured that would overlay the existing settings. I.e., the sound file selection is kept, but every event is muted/unmuted.
Sound profiles and window setting should be kept in ~/config/settings/Sounds/.

There's a new column "Mute" where you can quickly mute an event without having to choose "<none> for it and later having to find and set the sound file again. The symbol appearing then is supposed to be a stroked speaker. Could be improved...

Besides using MediaPlayers controls to play/pause/stop there's also its volume bar. Every individual sound file's volume can be controled with this widget. For this, an attribute is saved to the sound file.

The panel should start larger than it is now and save its window position.

Not visible: The open file dialog should provide a play/pause "pre-listen" button so you can hear it right there instead of again and again having to load/close/play/open when looking for a sound.

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sounds-pref-now.png (18.5 KB ) - added by humdinger 13 years ago.
Sounds panel now
sounds-pref-suggestion.png (36.0 KB ) - added by humdinger 13 years ago.
SOunds panel in the future?

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Change History (10)

by humdinger, 13 years ago

Attachment: sounds-pref-now.png added

Sounds panel now

by humdinger, 13 years ago

Attachment: sounds-pref-suggestion.png added

SOunds panel in the future?

comment:1 by humdinger, 13 years ago

Description: modified (diff)

comment:2 by marcusoverhagen, 12 years ago

Owner: changed from marcusoverhagen to nobody
Status: newassigned

comment:3 by Disreali, 11 years ago

Cc: mdisreali@… added

comment:4 by dsjonny, 10 years ago

+1, but min. a volume control would be useful.

comment:5 by pulkomandy, 8 years ago

Milestone: R1Unscheduled

comment:6 by bitigchi, 20 months ago

Keyboard, mouse, and window related sound events should be muted by default. Otherwise it would get pretty disturbing after a while.

comment:7 by humdinger, 20 months ago

Blocking: 16594 added

comment:8 by bitigchi, 20 months ago

Moving my comments from the duplicate ticket:

Currently sound selection is manual. After the System Sounds Contest, to be able to package and offer different sound theme selections, we need a basic UI. A "Custom" option will be needed in order to let the user select whatever sound they like, taking the last used sound theme as base to change from.

An option to save and name these custom profiles would be neat as well.

I do not know how the current settings are stored at the moment, but a "Haiku" way to do it would be making the themes "folders" with the sound files in it (maybe a config file to associate them with the entries). User can just delete these folders to delete the theme.

Last edited 20 months ago by bitigchi (previous) (diff)
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