[Chandler-dev] Re: Last Alpha 3 bug needs a question answered: What commands are active when a modeless dialog is active?

Mimi Yin mimi at osafoundation.org
Tue Jul 11 12:03:14 PDT 2006

It seems like unless we think there are workflow reasons to keep all  
commands active, we should keep things simple and make the  
'Subscribe' and 'Share' dialogs modal.

The one workflow issue that might arise is that users may launch the  
'Share' dialog 1st BEFORE creating and selecting a new collection in  
the sidebar to publish.

We may want to add a pull-down to the publish dialog so that users  
can select: New collection or any other collection from the sidebar  
AFTER launching the 'Share' dialog. The collection selected by  
default should still be whatever was selected in the sidebar when the  
user launched the 'Share' dialog.

Morgen? Is this simple to do?


On Jul 10, 2006, at 5:52 PM, John Anderson wrote:

> Hi:
> It seems like I have the last Alpha 3 bug to fix. Fortunately, it's  
> pretty easy, but it does raise and interesting question that I need  
> to answer before fixing the bug:
> Suppose you have a modeless dialog frontmost, i.e. on top of the  
> Chandler window. Should commands other than those for the dialog be  
> active, e.g. all the usual Chandler commands, or should only the  
> commands appropriate for that dialog, e.g. cut/copy/paste be active.
> My personal opinion is that it's probably most convenient for the  
> user to make all the commands active. However, that may lead to a  
> situation where a modeless dialog might need to reflect changes  
> from some Chandler command that happens while it's frontmost.
> John

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