I am working on a program where many options have sub-options, and it is possible to have different values, or a 'master' value. Currently there is a checkbox dedicated to it, but I was planning to try and de-clutter the menus a bit, and substitute that for a simple lock graphic in place.
The idea would be for the lock only to be visible when the line is highlighted. When set, it would lock the value of all options to the that of the first one. There'd be a small tooltip on hover. Is this good UI?
Right now, it looks like this:
The app is an industrial one. Each option can have multiple values at the same time. I wanted to move from something explicit to something that only shows when needed to be able to free the screen from some clutter.