[IAEP] [Sugar-devel] resume by default

Gary C Martin gary at garycmartin.com
Thu Feb 19 14:55:04 EST 2009

On 19 Feb 2009, at 15:23, Simon Schampijer wrote:

> Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> as you may know, we recently added a change to the favorites view  
>> that
>> makes easier to resume existing instances instead of always launching
>> new ones.
>> This option is disabled by default and users need to go to a palette
>> and guess what that checkbox serves for.
>> We added that option because the feature was experimental, but now
>> some feel it may be appropriate to make it the only option, because  
>> if
>> not the naming alert gets quite annoying in some cases.
>> So, who agrees and who disagrees with changing the favorite view to
>> resume activities by default?
>> Thanks,
>> Tomeu
> Resume by default - on by default!


The icon rollover high-light isn't quite as pretty yet :-p in resume  
mode, but the utility of the change is otherwise good.

I must admit, I do have this underlying urge to be able to create  
'new' fresh blank activity from an already instanced activity (I  
know... this isn't the model)...

I noticed it with my 2 nieces & 1 nephew (7-10yrs) last month. They  
would have a go at say painting, then want to paint something new.  
Trying to:

1) show them how to find the stop button (often hidden in a different  
2) get them back to the home view (and not the Journal)
3) get them to start a new paint activity (and wait)

Was quite a challenge (I don't think I really succeeded).

The two youngest both learnt how to make a large white brush and start  
painting out their last picture, ready to start again, they didn't  
managed to get the hang of changing tabs and using 'edit' -> 'clear',  
even though I pointed it out several times.

Not being able to use tabs very well to get to the 'stop' button often  
meant that when I popped over to see how they were getting on they  
would have just launched many new instances, all left running in the  
top frame, each with a different painting. I'm assuming the resume by  
default would help as they were getting to the home screen, and a  
click would have jumped them back to their previous painting, 'stop'  
may have then been something they would have realised they needed to  
do/learn, "UNCLE GARY!! How do I make this painting go away? I want to  
make another..."


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