[Sugar-devel] [PATCH] Remove the keep button from the default activity toolbar

Sascha Silbe sascha-ml-ui-sugar-devel at silbe.org
Fri Apr 23 14:02:00 EDT 2010

On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 01:10:53PM -0400, Frederick Grose wrote:

> I imagine that with the 'Keep a copy' action option on the proposed,
> 'Stop' button panel, Sugar Learners might see that phrase, and again,
> panic about 'saving' their Activity.  An action option labelled 'Copy' 
> may
> instead suggest that a new instance would be created, rather than 
> suggest
> that they need to 'keep' their Activity or 'lose' it.

I like the proposal of renaming Keep to Copy and placing it in the 
palette of the Stop button. I was a bit worried about it getting 
confused with the clipboard action of the same name, but making it a 
secondary action of the Stop button should help with that.

> The proposed 'Copy' icon might be improved by hinting that a new 
> instance
> of the current Activity is to go (copied) into the Journal, perhaps by
> placing a new-object star (*) above the arrow pointing to the Journal. 
> (See
> attached example.)

At least to me this icon isn't intuitive (I wouldn't even suspect what 
it does without reading the text; having read the text, the icon does 
not make the meaning any more clear). Maybe we should use some icon that 
indicates duplication? I can't think of one right now (two Journals 
wouldn't be right because we duplicate an entry, not the entire 
Journal), but maybe someone else has an idea?

CU Sascha

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