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

Martin Abente martin.abente.lahaye at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 19:17:16 EDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 6:58 PM, James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org> wrote:
> 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.

Actually, in my design _all_ operations have a confirmation step,
where it quantifies the amount of entries and where it is going (in
case of copying).

> 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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