[sugar] [PATCH] screenshots hurt
Thu Sep 4 15:17:49 EDT 2008
> Isn't the Icon in the journal always the same for any given activity?
That's what the TITLE FIELD in the Activity is for -- to distinguish
(in the journal) between multiple uses of that same activity.
Admittedly, some kids may have a better visual memory than textual
skills. But the thumbnail in the detail view of the journal entry
is often not easy to identify - to suggest that it be used as the
principal "distinguishing identifier" *will* slow Sugar down.
One thing I wish for is that *every* Activity had a 'keep' icon in
its menu (I miss 'keep' in Terminal), such that the kid who wants to
use thumbnails to remember past activities can *choose* the content
he wants to put into the thumbnail. (I have no problem with an
automatic creation of the thumbnail when an activity session is
"closed" for good.)
I personally fail to see the utility of thumbnails while navigating
between open activity sessions. I myself *do* remember what was
going on in each of the activities I have open (when I navigate,
what I look at is the whole session, not just the thumbnail), and
can easily stop navigating when I recognize my intended destination.
What matters to me is getting to that destination quickly.
[If someone wants to "page" through the journal while looking at
thumbnails -- fine, let them. Just don't slow me down when I am NOT
"paging" that way through the journal.]
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