[Design] More dashboard questions
mimi at osafoundation.org
Thu Jun 29 13:55:37 PDT 2006
Thanks for pulling these questions together, answers in-line, Mimi
On Jun 29, 2006, at 1:03 PM, Bryan Stearns wrote:
> Sheila & Mimi,
> Here are a few more questions about the dashboard spec...
> - "Use smart defaults for column widths" - what's 'smart'? Columns
> are currently initialized with hard widths, except Title which is
> given "the rest of the space" (and which is the only thing that
> stretches if the user grows/shrinks the summary area).
What you just described is the smarts we're referring to. :o)
> - What does "we would like to implement in-place editing with
> clickable icon widgets" mean? Is this just clicking on the icon-
> widget cells?
> - Re: "Cut Copy, Duplicate & Paste: Basic support for cut copy,
> duplicate and paste. This includes the ability to cut, copy and
> paste text (from selected rows) and cut, copy, duplicate and paste
> for selected table items (presumably, cut, copy, duplicate & paste
> will work for calendar items as well). Q. Do we need a separate
> spec for Cut, Copy, Duplicate and Paste?" ... Is this a reasonable
> interpretation?: "Cut/copy/duplicate/paste operates on items of
> selected rows, unless a cell in the table is being text-edited, in
> which case cut/paste/copy operate on the text selection within the
> edit control".
> - What "native column selection behavior" could we not get working
> on Windows?
Currently there is no Mousedown state (pressed in, darkened). The
Selected state on Windows is also non-standard.
> - At the spec review, I asked if ticklers (on all items) replace
> alarms (on calendar items). The answers-to-questions page lists
> this question, but answers it "Ticklers are 1 kind of alarm", which
> makes it sound like the existing alarm affordance on calendar items
> would remain and be distinct from a detail-view tickler affordance
> on all items (including calendar events). The screenshots in the
> spec don't show both, though - which is right?
Custom-date Ticklers are 1 type of Alarm the user can choose from.
Just as 15 minutes before an event and 15 minutes after an event are
2 different types of alarms.
For Alpha 4, we would like 2 types of alarms:
1. An alarm that goes off at some interval prior to an event start-
date/time. (e.g. 15 minutes before, 15 days before); AND
2. An alarm that goes off at a date/time specified by the user (e.g.
Aug 15, 2006 at 3:13PM)
Option 1 only exists for Events. Option 2 exists for all item kinds.
On Event items, users choose between Option 1 and 2 from a pull-down.
> - In the alpha4 staging "Things to do first" list: what's "Display
> property triage status icon" mean?
That should read: proper triage status icon (in the column header).
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