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

John Anderson john at osafoundation.org
Tue Jul 11 13:41:49 PDT 2006

Users prefer modeless dialogs to modal dialogs, so I'd prefer to keep 
them modeless unless we run into a problem -- which we don't currently have.


Morgen Sagen wrote:
> On Jul 11, 2006, at 12:03 PM, Mimi Yin wrote:
>> 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.
> Bummer, and after all the work we did to make them asynchronous...
>> 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.
> A pulldown listing all collections in the sidebar wouldn't be 
> difficult.  Having the "New collection" option doesn't make sense to 
> me though, because the user won't have an opportunity to name this new 
> collection unless we add another field to the dialog (or pop up a 
> second dialog), and therefore the subscribers will just get an 
> "Untitled" collection.  I suppose publishing an empty collection could 
> make sense in some situations, but then again I can't think of one at 
> the moment.  Do you have an example?
> ~morgen
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