[Sugar-devel] [support-gang] 10 things you should know about Sugar
garycmartin at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 3 09:45:20 EDT 2010
On 3 Aug 2010, at 13:55, Mikus Grinbergs <mikus at bga.com> wrote:
> Martin is revisiting whether 'Journal' should be considered a "View".
> I think how 'My Settings' is considered should also be revisited. My
> problem is that occasionally, due to some situation (which I myself
> might have caused), I am unable to bring up Home Circle View. Then, if
> I need to change a 'My Settings' parameter, I can at best reboot - in
> the hope that that will let me access 'My Settings' again.
FWIW, the settings CP dialogue can be accessed from any of your own buddy icons (since Sugar 0.84 I think). So that's from the usual large home XO, your group XO, your neighbourhood XO, or your XO in the right frame.
> I have the feeling that in tomorrow's versions there is an intent to
> move control parameters out of 'My Settings' into the toolbar of the
> Activity affected by that setting. While that solves the problem of
> "easy access to a setting from an Activity", it results in dispersing
> discovery of "What things in the system can the user change?". I myself
> favor the centralizing of "control knobs", instead of dispersing them.
> But yes, there is a need for easy access to those "control knobs". Now
> that (as a result of the High School keyboard) resources such as Journal
> (for which there were dedicated keys on the membrane keyboard) are being
> assigned to existing "Function Keys", I would like to see 'My Settings'
> also be considered a "View", and be assigned its own invocation key.
> Thanks, mikus
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