[Design] Quick Item Entry
john at osafoundation.org
Sat Aug 12 17:32:31 PDT 2006
I suspect that what the default should be many depend as much or even
more on personal preference than frequencies of doing different tasks .
I think lots of people would always prefer choosing a menu (or menu
accelerator) to create a note, and lots would prefer only typing -- just
depending on whether they hate the mouse, prefer menus or didn't like
the shell-like command interface.
As long as menus are available for tasks, searching isn't harder than
google (i.e. doesn't require learning a shell-like command interface),
and powerful shell-like commands are available for those who prefer them
I suspect everyone will be happy.
Mimi Yin wrote:
> Well the original plan was that if you started typing, we would assume
> you were trying to search. Travis pointed out that you might be
> creating new items more often than searching. (Especially given the
> task management/calendaring scenarios we're focusing on for Beta / 1.0)
> How often do people do text search in Outliner / task management and
> calendar apps? as compared to email clients?
> + The same amount?
> + Twice as much?
> + Half as much?
> + Barely ever?
> + Never?
> On Aug 11, 2006, at 4:35 PM, John Anderson wrote:
>> Mike Taylor wrote:
>>> after reading the other replies I now see that the text area is
>>> supposed to be a command area in which search is but one part of
>>> it's duty - that to me makes a world of difference as the user goes
>>> into the task knowing what context is required.
>> One downside of putting search in the command line is that it will be
>> less obvious this is where you go for search.
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