[Bugs] #2282 UNSP: Don't require the user to experiment to find out what the color-selector icons are for

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Sat Sep 4 12:33:28 EDT 2010

#2282: Don't require the user to experiment to find out what the color-selector
icons are for
    Reporter:  mikus                      |          Owner:                             
        Type:  enhancement                |         Status:  new                        
    Priority:  Unspecified by Maintainer  |      Milestone:  Unspecified by Release Team
   Component:  untriaged                  |        Version:  0.90.x                     
    Severity:  Unspecified                |       Keywords:                             
Distribution:  OLPC                       |   Status_field:  Unconfirmed                

Old description:

> XO-1 os1 (F14) sugar-0.89.7
> For someone who has not previously used the color-selector (in 'My
> Settings' -> 'About Me'), currently there is NO guidance provided.
> There appears to be enough vertical space to be able to move the "name"
> entry field down a bit.  Then a small image (outline gray, center black)
> could be placed centered under the two lefttmost colored icons, and a
> small image (outline black, center gray) could be placed centered under
> the two rightmost colored icons.  This would give the user a clue as to
> WHAT would be affected by clicking on those non-central icons.
> Also, I personally would prefer to have a larger visual gap (spacing) to
> separate the central colored icon from the others.

New description:


Comment(by mikus):

 Replying to [comment:1 walter]:
 > I notice that you made your own icon. Perhaps you could attach that icon
 to the ticket, as I think it may be the source of the problem/confusion.

 I believe you are missing the reason why I wrote #2282.  For me, the SHAPE
 of the icons is a "strawman" -- right now the user is presented with five
 icons, without a CLUE (especially if not connected to the wiki on the
 internet) as to how he is supposed to work with those icons.  I am
 suggesting that some graphical 'guides' be added to this particular
 screen, to introduce the user to a quicker understanding of the the
 function of those five icons.

 Per your request, I am attaching the icon I use.  I have been using that
 same icon for over two years, and it has never given me any trouble.  [I
 did not make that icon myself - I got it from one of the commercial "parts
 suppliers" for the OLPC.]

Ticket URL: <http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2282#comment:2>
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