Illume finger scrolling probs

Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) raster at
Thu Jan 15 06:35:22 CET 2009

On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 00:28:18 -0500 Joel Newkirk <freerunner at> babbled:

> all distros I've tested.  (2008.x, FSO, SHR)
> Selecting the Illume (or Illume-SHR, or my in-development 'Serenity' based
> off Illume) theme instead of ASU causes finger scrolling to be almost
> unbearably slow.   WHY?

its just much more complex ui/layout. drawing a single black rectangle is
faster than scaling and blending 5 layers of images to get an effect.

> Also, a bug:  I usually have icon size set to 'very large' for the
> launcher, (which makes this problem far more apparent) and have noticed
> that if I try to finger-scroll too close to the bottom and hit an icon
> whose icon image is not fully on-screen, it will ALWAYS select and launch
> instead of scroll.  If the image is fully on-screen but the icon text is
> off-screen, it will scroll, as it will 'grabbing' any icon that is fully
> visible.  This is becoming a significant frustration for me as I constantly
> launch unwanted programs with my thumb trying to scroll.

this is a leftover of the flaunch (the 3 boxes at the bottom of om's asu setup
that i just have as invisible in the illume theme), so events go thru without
going thru the finger-scroll object that is over the region above this. (and
this object basically modified events so they get special flags so other
objects can hold off on launching stuff as they know the event is to be ignored
and just used for information - not actions).

i need to totally fix up illume and split it up - it is still basically the
design that om wanted with almost no changes.

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