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Re: [TSVN] Re: option to turn off sound?

From: Fernando P. Nájera Cano <tortoisesvn_at_fernandonajera.com>
Date: 2005-09-13 21:38:39 CEST

Hi,

At sábado, 20 de agosto de 2005, 9:50:11, you wrote:

RH> Simon Large wrote:
>>
>> It's in the manual somewhere. Use the same method as for windows,
>> ControlPanel->Sounds
>>

RH> I remeber hearing this before. Is this from windows development
RH> guidelines? It seems really strange and definitely not the first place
RH> I'd look when wanting to disable options for a particular program. I'd
RH> look in the preferences for that program, then probably assume that they
RH> couldn't be disabled.

Let me continue this thread. I asked for this long time ago (Mar 23,
<mid:28351786.20050323162954@FernandoNajera.com>) and the reply was
'Already fixed. Use the Control Panel, Luke.'.

I have installed the avast! antivirus program, and they have found a
good way (at least, from my point of view) to lead
users-who-don't-know-that-control-panel-exists to their way.

In Preferences - Sound, they include a label 'Click on Settings to
modify Avast sounds'. There is a 'Settings' button that opens the
Sound applet - so you don't have to search for it. (Well, you still
have to click on 'Sounds' tab and navigate the tree, but at least you
have a good starting point: the Sound applet is shown). And there is a
checkbox 'Disable all Avast sounds' which is not checked by default.

I think this is a good solution, easy to implement, and at the same
time, users will find out that TortoiseSVN is not the only program you
can configure the sounds of - a whole new world of settings to play
with!. You don't have to duplicate Windows features, but just provide
a shortcut to the applet and a quick 'Quiet please!' check for TSVN
users (like myself) pleasure. If you feel like generous, when users
check the 'quiet' option and later they uncheck it, you could put the
defaults again, so it would be soooo easy to go from mute to unmute...

Well, I know sounds are already documented in the manual (5.25.5), but
to be honest, who reads the help? (And please realize I've translated
the whole manual into Spanish, so I'd be more than glad if users would
read it, but face the true: they don't).

At last, if you don't agree with me, I think it would be good to
include a new page/whatever in the settings with a label like 'If you
want to change or disable sounds, please check Sound applet in Control
Panel'. I agree with Russell: if I've looked in the program
preferences for sound options and I don't see them, I assume there is
no way to change them.

Just an idea.

Best regards,

Fernando Nájera

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