[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 13:19:01 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                

Comment(by mikus):

 Replying to [comment:1 walter]:
 > I am confused about what I am seeing in your attached PNG file.

 What you are seeing is five colored icons, which the user has to
 experimentally click on -- to try to figure out "what is happening" when
 he does so.  [I believe additional 'guidance' (placed right by the icon to
 be clicked) would be helpful to that user.]

 If you were confused by the SHAPE of the icon I used, I have enclosed
 another PNG file -- taken (on sugar-0.89.8) while using the "standard" XO
 icon shape.  With both PNG files, I am emphasizing that when presented
 with similar-looking paired icons, the user might get quite confused.


 I can understand the concept of 'fill' (to be controlled by the left pair)
 and 'stroke' (to be controlled by the right pair).  Perhaps there is a bug
 with the current implementation - but I am unable to describe a "how to
 reproduce the confusing part" procedure.

 For myself, I have settled on wanting particular 'stroke/fill' colors to
 identify specific machines.  But in using the existing implementation,
 sometimes when I click on the outside-right icon, the 'fill' shown in the
 two leftmost icons changes color.  That leaves me unable to proceed
 systematically - e.g., to cycle until I get the 'fill' I want, then cycle
 until I get the 'stroke' I want.   Net result:  so far I myself HAVE NOT
 LEARNED how to use those five icons.

 [By the way, if there are 18 colors to choose from (for say a 'fill') --
 how many times should I need to click to cycle to the color I want ?
 [Sometimes it seems like a LOT more then 18 clicks.]

Ticket URL: <http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2282#comment:4>
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