[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] copy-to-option in Journal (part of removing the keep button)
walter.bender at gmail.com
Fri May 20 10:02:35 EDT 2011
On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 5:39 AM, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de>wrote:
> at the EduJam we discussed the need to remove the 'Keep'/'Keep as' button
> from the activity toolbar. Part of that removal is an option to easily copy
> a Journal entry / make a duplicate of a Journal entry. While preparing a
> patch for that I came over a few cleanups which I would like to share with
> the design team first before finishing up the patch and sending for review.
Thanks for diving into this. I think it will make a huge difference,
> First I want to describe what the situation is now:
>  The copy option in the palette in the Journal list view will trigger a
> 'copy to clipboard'.
>  In the detail view of a Journal entry clicking on the button will do a
> 'copy to clipboard' and the secondary option in the palette will let you
> copy to a storage device if available.
>  The palette of an entry of a storage device lets you 'copy to
>  In the detail view of a storage device entry clicking on the button
> will do a 'copy to clipboard' and the secondary option in the palette will
> let you copy to the Journal.
> Following the design idea in
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/File:Journal-04.jpeg I think it would be
> great to introduce a copy-to option to make things clearer.
>  The copy option in the palette in the Journal list view will be called
> 'Copy to' and the secondary options will contain: 'Clipboard', 'Journal' and
> storage devices if available.
>  In the detail view of a Journal entry the secondary option in the
> palette will let you copy to the Journal and to a storage device if
> available. The option will be renamed to 'Copy to'. Not part of the
> screenshot: I would add here as well the option for copying to the Clipboard
> (first) and when clicking on the button reveal the palette to show the
>  The copy option in the palette in the storage view will be called 'Copy
> to' and the secondary options will contain: 'Clipboard' and 'Journal'. Not
> part of the screenshot: I guess we could add here as well the option of
> making a copy of the item and save it to the storage device(s) (would be
> consistent with the option in the Journal list view).
>  In the detail view of a the storage device entry the secondary option
> in the palette will let you copy to the Journal. The option will be renamed
> to 'Copy to'. Not part of the screenshot: I would add here as well the
> option for copying to the Clipboard (first) and when clicking on the button
> reveal the palette to show the options. I guess we could add here as well
> the option of making a copy of the item and save it to the storage device(s)
> (would be consistent with the option in the Journal detail view).
> Let me know if this makes sense, other ideas.
The one thing I am confused about is what exactly gets copied. In the case
of the Journal or the storage device, presumably the entire Journal entry,
but also when copying to the clipboard? That is the current behavior, but I
am not sure what it means to copy an activity itself to the clipboard as
opposed to copying the activity data. Is there a common use-case?
>  http://dev.laptop.org/~erikos/copy/0_copy-now.png
>  http://dev.laptop.org/~erikos/copy/1_copy-now-journal.png
>  http://dev.laptop.org/~erikos/copy/2_copy-now-usb.png
>  http://dev.laptop.org/~erikos/copy/3_copy-now-usb-detail.png
>  http://dev.laptop.org/~erikos/copy/4_copy-to.png
>  http://dev.laptop.org/~erikos/copy/5_copy-to-detail.png
>  http://dev.laptop.org/~erikos/copy/6_copy-to-usb.png
>  http://dev.laptop.org/~erikos/copy/7_copy_to_usb_detail.png
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