[Bugs] #176 NORM: Bulk operations with the journal are time consuming

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Tue Jan 6 07:44:23 EST 2009

#176: Bulk operations with the journal are time consuming
 Reporter:  lod          |       Owner:  tomeu 
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new   
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:        
Component:  journal      |     Version:  0.82.x
 Keywords:               |  
 I recently filled my journal and so went in to delete old activity
 instances to free up space.

 I barely use my XO and estimate I have about 200 activities in my journal
 The fastest way I have found to delete each activity is to right click on
 the menu entry and then press the erase entry.
 This takes me nearly five seconds to perform, over 15 minutes of
 repetitive work.  I imagine a frequent user would have several times more
 entries than I do.

 I think there needs to be a nicer way of interacting with the journal.
 Naturally I have some ideas:

 1. Falloff
 The journal design[1] refers to having activities 'Falloff' from the
 journal.  I had activities going back over 10 months so I don't think that
 this is happening.

 2. Group operations.  It's possible to select groups of activity instances
 through the search and the drop down boxes.  Allowing all selected/visible
 activities to be deleted together would allow entries to be erased far

 3. Keyboard support.  I can't figure out how to use the keyboard to
 navigate or perform operations on the journal list.  I can search, select
 in the drop downs and rename an entry after clicking on it.  It would be
 nice if I could scroll through entries and press the delete button on the
 keyboard to delete an entry (even with a confirm popup).

Ticket URL: <http://dev.sugarlabs.org/ticket/176>
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