Michael stated in bug 84416 comment 18, "I -guess- we should file a new bug to provide the user some feedback on which transitions are not available / working perfectly because of GL version.", so here is the bug report for it.
@Michael: Did you have any particular type of feedback in mind?
Sure - I guess we could grey them out - but still make them selectable ? ;-) Ultimately - even if they don't work there is still state there that people can legimitately select - so hiding / making them non-selectable doesn't sound perfect; and we'd want to show the state of the document even if we have to fall back to a cut I think. But really a UX question =)
To gray-out icon and text sounds reasonable and easy to understand though some people may wonder why a disabled state is still selectable. Alternatively we could write the name in italic or strikeout, hard to recognize and not easy to understand, or paint a cross over/x the icon. We could also put them into an experimental mode, no idea if that works, meaning the options are hidden when the option is not checked.
In the end it sounds to me like the easiest solution to gray-out the icon.
Yes hiding them is not an option as a user may receive a file with it already set and that would cause problems. Graying they out could be one option, though i dont think graying out the text is good, as the user still should be able to set the non-supported transition.
I think having a single not supported, warning or error icon (e.g. /core/icon-themes/galaxy/vcl/res/warningbox.png) appear instead of the default icon would be best option and then the tooltip could be appended to mention that its not supported (e.g. 'Honeycomb (not supported)').
(In reply to Yousuf Philips (jay) from comment #3)
> I think having a single not supported, warning or error icon...
Would be a pity to not show the nice slide icons. With a small decorator, usually a lock or a fav star but here a stop sign, a red cross or the like, we can convey the same information.
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #4)
> Would be a pity to not show the nice slide icons. With a small decorator,
> usually a lock or a fav star but here a stop sign, a red cross or the like,
> we can convey the same information.
I thought about that option first, but it would require a bit more work to create decorator versions of each icon for minimal benefit, and then we'd have to create it for multiple icon themes.
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