[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 14:08:38 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:3 walter]:

 > Given that the fill color is not changing, I understand your confusion
 and hence the motivation for the ticket.

 Please note that I deliberately wrote this ticket as a request for an

 Once the child? learns how the five icons are to be used, then a non-
 changing color would be a stumbling block.  But what I was confused by was
 seeing FIVE icons without any explanation.  I went to the wiki, where I
 found out that the left icons had something to do with 'fill', and the
 right icons had something to do with 'stroke'.

 The motivation for the ticket was:  There should be no need for the child?
 to go to the wiki.  The use of the left icons should be shown on screen -
 as should the use of the right icons.

 [By the way - the discussion referred to by the wiki also talked about the
 use of the center icon.  In sugar-0.89.8 the center icon doesn't respond
 to clicks - I guess the previous ability to randomly change both
 'stroke/fill' with one click is no longer being supported.]

 > Did you somehow customize your colors, or are they from the standard

 I have customized nothing regarding XO color selection - meaning I use
 whatever the current implementation presents to me.  However, not all of
 the color combinations I want are presented to me by sugar-0.88 and
 earlier.  I'm thinking of manually updating the gconf entries in my
 systems to the colors I want - the only thing holding me back is needing
 to put together a table of the RGB values I want -- then I can simply
 ignore 'About me'.


 > I assume that nothing happens when you click on either of the left-hand
 icons. But does the stroke color change when you click on either of the
 right-hand icons?

 There is a disconnect in our respective points of view.  You are focusing
 on how the COMPUTER works - and I don't really want to debug that.  I'm
 focusing on how the USER works -- and I feel that being presented with
 five icons, without explanation, does NOT give the user an adequate
 starting point.

Ticket URL: <http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/2282#comment:9>
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