[Sugar-devel] 'Resume activity' is confusing for user
mikus at bga.com
Sat Feb 14 19:24:31 EST 2009
My observation from running Joyride 2650 on an XO-1:
With 'Resume by default' checked in the "Favorite view" dropdown in
Home View, those activity_icons for which a Journal entry now exists
are colored. I __naively__ thought that if I clicked on a "colored"
icon, the *existing* session for that activity would be resumed.
But when in Home View I moved the cursor to the (colored) icon for
Terminal and left-clicked, a *second* Terminal session was launched.
Apparently, to be sure of what one is doing with a colored icon in
Home View, one needs to right-click on that icon, and wait for its
palette to be displayed. Then, to 'Resume' a session, right-click
on an entry in the palette for which an object name is listed. Or,
to 'start' a new session, click on the palette entry that lists the
plain activity name (or click on the 'Start' entry near the bottom
of the palette).
I ought to be able to explain all this to a "Sugar" user (including
when there are "special cases" and when there are not). But much
simpler to just tell him to forget about 'Resume by default'.
p.s. Suggestion: when clicking on an icon in Home View favorites
will not result in 'returning control' to an already-launched
Activity, *don't* color that icon.
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