[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Sugar Journal - Erase confirmation

forster at ozonline.com.au forster at ozonline.com.au
Tue Sep 21 18:56:23 EDT 2010

> Agreed. I think the expectation there was that a confirmation dialog would
> appear in a strip beneath the toolbar, with "Cancel" and "Erase" buttons.
> I also agree with Walter regarding the need for multiple selection support;
> we had some nice mockups with checkboxes that enabled single-click (without
> modifier) selection of sets of objects to take action on.

Increasing the workload in deleting can make it more risky. Back in the bad days before resume by default I have lost work while deleting journal spam. The greater the level of tedium, the less the level of care. Its easy to delete the wrong item, the journal reorders itself while you are hovering on an item and waiting for a menu. A confirm button won't help there, you don't notice the changed selection.

Multiple selection reduces the tedium, confirmation then makes more sense.
An alternative to confirmation would be to implement some sort of trash bin, has that been considered? It could even be semi-hidden in control panel and auto emptying.

I presume checkboxes means one at a time selection. Has selection of consecutive items, either by mouse swipe or by start and end selection, been considered?

The primary use cases for multiple selection are delete and copy to/from usb.


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