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CLOSED  Enhancement #666  -  Too easy to enable JACK by mistake causing problem for beginners
Posted Aug 28, 2014 - updated Jan 05, 2019
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Issue details
  • Type of issue
    Enhancement
  • Status
     
    Closed
  • Assigned to
     Konstantin Dmitriev
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    Not triaged
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  • Posted by
     DaveJ
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    RESOLVED
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Issue description
Although the JACK functionality is wonderful, I am worried about its effect on beginners using Linux.

The JACK button is placed on the preview window near all the other controls. On a Linux computer, if you hit it by accident you have to go to something like KSysguard and Terminate the jackd process - otherwise you don't get any more sound on your computer.

I'm worried that beginners will not understand why they haven't got any sound or how to get sound back again, so it's a bit of a "dangerous" feature to have so easily accessible.

Given the side effects of hitting the JACK icon by mistake, would it be better to have an "Enable JACK Transport" function in Preferences so JACK can only be enabled by users who are sure they want to use it?

#1
Comment posted by
 Konstantin Dmitriev
Aug 28, 13:08
Hmm... placing "Enable JACK Transport" in the Preferences looks too far for me. ^__^

Possible alternative: we can display a confirmation dialogue/warning when user hit "Enable JACK" button. ^__^
#6
Comment posted by
 Yu Chen
icon_reply.pngFeb 04, 15:03, in reply to comment #1


Konstantin Dmitriev wrote:
Hmm... placing "Enable JACK Transport" in the Preferences looks too far for
me. ^__^

Possible alternative: we can display a confirmation dialogue/warning when
user hit "Enable JACK" button. ^__^


It disturb user from his animation creating workflow. Adding an an annoying dialog to fix an annoying UI design is fixing nothing from my point of view.
#7
Comment posted by
 Konstantin Dmitriev
icon_reply.pngFeb 04, 15:08, in reply to comment #6


Yu Chen wrote:
It disturb user from his animation creating workflow. Adding an an annoying
dialog to fix an annoying UI design is fixing nothing from my point of
view.


It's better than nothing. I am open to other suggestions/implementations. ^__^