[PD] Meaning of -noprefs
plessas at mur.at
Wed Dec 5 09:31:31 CET 2007
Dear List, Simon
Thanks Simon for your kind reply and explanations
So although there might be space for calling that behavior an additional
but questionable 'feature', i consider it an inconsistency in user
interface design. Preferences are preferences, whether they are in a
.pdrc file or in a preferences file.
IMHO -noprefs should disable all preferences-mechanisms.
simon wise wrote:
> On 1 Dec 2007, at 10:11 PM, Peter Plessas wrote:
>> i thought that the -noprefs flag also disables loading of the .pdrc file
>> on linux, but it does not. Is this intentional on 0.40-2?
> Since the preference dialogues were added they have always been treated
> as quite separate from the older .pdrc system - IMHO this split remains
> useful as it is possible to either ignore the older system (just delete
> any .pdrc files) or use it instead (delete the settings files instead)
> or use both in parallel to help manage your settings in different ways
> for different circumstances (eg using the .pdrc to set up machine
> specific things like which soundcard to use while selecting libraries
> and startup patches with the preferences). The newer preference system
> is getting some very useful features - especially the embedded option! -
> and when the dialogue box eventually gets more than 10 slots I will use
> the .pdrc system less often.
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