[Design] [Proposal] What is Chandler supposed to do anyway?
hank777 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 9 12:00:29 PST 2007
On Dec 9, 2007 12:24 PM, D John Anderson <john at osafoundation.org> wrote:
> On Dec 8, 2007, at 9:04 PM, Heikki Toivonen wrote:
> > hank williams wrote:
> >> I just realized that mimi is saying there is some code difficulty in
> >> doing what I am describing. Overlays are hard to do in the table
> >> view.
> >> This *really* should be addressed because it is a core metaphor
> >> issue.
> > I could not find a bug for this, so I filed
> > https://bugzilla.osafoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11618
> >> By the way, overlay is another one of those words that is not
> >> necessary. All you are doing is selecting calendars. google calendars
> >> doesnt need fancy jargon to describe this feature.
> This is the simplest and most obvious way to implement "overlays" and
> was proposed in the past. There are some problems with it, e.g.
> selecting normally deselects everything else, which might not be what
> you want, and shift-click is used to add to the selection. Shift-click
> is a hidden feature that most users don't know about. However, our
> current check mark in the sidebar is probably not anymore obvious to
> most users than shift-click.
What you are describing here sounds like a combination of radio button
and checkmark. What I had been talking about was a checkmark where you
had to turn it on and off. Of course I see why that could get tedious
if you are going back and forth a lot as is intended.
I havent thought enough about it, but I think you can do both. Either
a single selection, by clicking on the text of the item, or clicking
on a check box that locks the item into place. And then perhaps a
button for select all or something. This would have to be played with
to get right but I think it can be done without any shifting, which I
agree would be bad.
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