[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Home button in Browse

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Wed Sep 15 07:03:10 EDT 2010

On 09/14/2010 10:50 PM, Gary Martin wrote:
> Hi Simon,
> On 6 Sep 2010, at 15:25, Simon Schampijer wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I can well imagine there had been several discussions about this before, even so a quick search of the archives did not reveal something:
>> Deployment(s) have been asking how to go back to the home page (OLPC start page / Sugar Labs start page) in the Browse activity. I think in 0.84, as we resume by default, we see more learners to have problems with that, because in 0.82 we did start a new session when clicking on the activity icon, hence the Browse activity came up with the starting page in most cases.
> Yes, resume by default is likely trigging this feature request vs 0.82 users. I guess this can be considered another call to resolve the resume vs. start new designs.
>> I would say, adding a button that brings you back to the defined default page would be a good addition. There is even an icon in artwork already (attached) :)
>> What do others think?
> Yes icon is OK (door/window should be cut out shapes rather than grey fills, I can easily fix if we go ahead with this). Hopefully we don't get too many complaints about using a western style house with pointy roof and a chimney ;)

Heh, yeah I wondered about that, too. Though I could not come up with a 
better icon so far.

> We are very short of space in the Browse toolbar, if the create new tab feature had not just been added we would have had space for home (tabs is a complicated feature I worry will confuse most of our target audience, though I know us geeks use it all the time). Need a bit of a think on this, but hoping we don't need to add yet another button.

Sascha suggested to move the reload and home button into one option 
IIRC. So, I was not too happy about it. Maybe this gives you some new 
ideas to regroup the options to not run into space issues.


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