[Sugar-devel] Nobody understands "Keep"
dsd at laptop.org
Thu Jul 9 06:22:16 EDT 2009
On Thu, 2009-07-09 at 10:45 +0100, Martin Dengler wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 09:52:23AM +0100, Daniel Drake wrote:
> > Nobody in the world seems to understand the Keep button. People think
> > it's for regular saving and you should do it before you close or switch
> > away from your activity.
> That's not far from the truth, right? At least in any work-losing or
> surprising way...
It's far from the truth in that it's not normally what you want to do.
To save your work, simply click the Stop button or change so that
another activity has focus. If you click Keep, you'll end up with 2
copies - one from when you clicked Keep, and one from when you clicked
Stop (or focused on another activity).
As far as I understand it, Keep is useful for these types of scenarios:
- you've done a lot of work but now it's time to refactor/reorganize the
whole thing. However you want to keep a copy of the rough version you
have now, as "insurance" or perhaps for reference while you re-mangle
- you've made a template for something, now you want to save that
template (as a blank template) before starting on a version where you
fill in the content.
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