[Sugar-devel] Fwd: Activity startup idea
Gary C Martin
gary at garycmartin.com
Mon Feb 23 19:46:31 EST 2009
On 23 Feb 2009, at 22:30, Carol Farlow Lerche wrote:
> The pulsing doesn't prevent random clicking.
Please elaborate! I'm on the edge of my chair here!! This is just the
kind of feedback needed!!!
With my 7, 10 and 11yr old nieces and nephew, the main reason I
observed for multiple activity instances were:
a) not being able to find the "Stop" on an activity, they were 'done'
and wanted a fresh start...
b) it was easier to find the home view and just launch a new activity
They did **clearly** want things to start sooner, but did not
independently discover the hot corners; there fore had nothing to
click on while their first choice (slowly) started up (other wise I'm
sure there would have been multiple simultaneous activity launches and
all the pain that entails).
P.S I've used up my pling quota for the next few emails, apologies for
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 2:26 PM, Gary C Martin
> <gary at garycmartin.com> wrote:
> On 23 Feb 2009, at 20:46, Wade Brainerd wrote:
> > Opening up a conversation with Eben about the activity startup
> > animation. The pulsing, scaling icon appears to slow down activity
> > startup, at least on slow hardware like the XO.
> > I suggested replacing the pulsing icon with a static one, and
> > surrounding it with dots at a rate of 1 per second.
> > Eben suggests an alternative, replacing the pulsing one with a
> > blinking icon.
> > It strikes me that the two could possibly be combined.
> To be honest, I like the idea of static icon with 'clock' dots
> appearing as an alternative. Now I do like the current pulsing (there
> to prevent impatient random clicking on other UI slowing things down
> even more), but if no one can code the pulsing lean enough, given the
> XO hardware, then we perhaps need to move on.
> > Anyone else want to weigh in?
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