[Sugar-devel] multi-selection in journal [Sugar-devel Digest, Vol 32, Issue 3]

Yioryos Asprobounitis mavrothal at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 2 01:45:13 EDT 2011

> From: James Cameron <quozl at laptop.org>
> To: sugar-devel at lists.sugarlabs.org
> Subject: Re: [Sugar-devel] multi-selection in journal
> [Sugar-devel
>     Digest, Vol 31, Issue 103]
> 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!".

Undo is a very welcome function that negates the likely "select all" problems. 
(Which you obviously agree!)

Sorry but I can not resist that :-D
Argument by ridicule: "A journal undo function would be welcome... teaches accuracy and care" 

> -- 
> James Cameron
> http://quozl.linux.org.au/

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