[chandler-users] Mis-directed focus
G.J.Perrin at bton.ac.uk
Sat Jan 17 09:09:47 PST 2009
John Leeming wrote:
> … the focus (if that's the right term) jumps not to the entry I've just
> created but to whatever task or event was selected in the dashboard before
> I created the new event.
> This behaviour is confusing and inconsistent with the behavoiur if I'd
> created the event without having done a search first.
> It means I often overwrite the dates of some other event thinking I'm
> entering the date of the new event.
Broadening the discussion for a moment:
Chandler Desktop's occasional, unpredictable, sometimes deliberate ignorance
of my selection is my #1 gripe with the application. A click on a collection
does not select what I clicked. Responses to double-clicks are surprising.
In triage table view, Chandler Desktop's highlight is _contrary_ to my
intention/selection. Detail view too often details something _other_ than
what I'm working on. And so on.
Concerning these behaviours I was creating bugs and requests for enhancement
in Bugzilla, but then I encountered at least one 2006 comment suggesting (if
I'm not mistaken) that some of the behaviours that I now find
strange/contrary are: by design.
Since then I have noted a few more problems, but for as long as a few design
issues are clarified, I'm refraining from entering all in OSAF Bugzilla. In
reflects some work in progress, including some buggy focus behaviours, but
notes here are incomplete so please don't treat these as gospel.
John, returning now to your
find approaches: please be aware of bugs 12497, 12498 and 12499. I gather
that at least one of these relates to buggy behaviour in relation to a found
I shan't attempt to abstract the various symptoms but one comment in
reminds me that my introductions to 'Remove', 'Delete' and Trash were
terribly confused by Chandler Desktop behaviour.
My lesson learned:
* be careful when actioning things that are found!
Bottom line: I'm aware of the limited resources that are available to
developers during the re-architecture :) so whilst I'm bugging or at least
noting things, I'm not expecting a rapid response to anything bugged.
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