[Sugar-devel] multi-selection in journal [Sugar-devel Digest, Vol 31, Issue 103]

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Wed Jun 1 18:58:49 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 01, 2011 at 01:51:33AM -0700, Yioryos Asprobounitis wrote:
> It can be useful at times, but potential harm should be considered
> against the cost of extra clicks

I think there should be minimal confirmation.  Computers should be
immediately obedient, and this teaches accuracy and care.  The learner
may lose their work, but this is a good learning outcome.

Argument by ridicule: let's add a popup warning to Write which triggers
when the erase key is used too many times ... "Warning: you have erased
a lot of text, are you sure you want to do this?" ... perhaps with a
talking foam rubber paperclip icon.

A journal undo function would be welcome, however.  "Oh, I've just
deleted everything.  Undo, undo!".

James Cameron

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