[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Re: PR comments on 'Save as

Tony Anderson tony_anderson at usa.net
Mon Jul 11 11:49:49 EDT 2016

Hi, Dave

I don't know if Utkarsh has had a chance to post his gif.animation of 
the ux. However, the alert looks roughly like this:

Please provide a name for your project  [Untitled]  save  quit

Where the initial text is just that. The [] enclose an entry with the 
default value to be replaced by the user. The save and quit buttons 
operate as you describe.

I like 'Name this entry' for this alert. It is short and simple. However 
'entry' is computerese. Perhaps Name this project.

The tricky part is what to say when the user has resumed a document so 
the alert looks like:

Name this project [my report on Simon Bolivar] save  quit

The user is able to change the entry, e.g. [Simon Boliver Part II] save 
quit or leave it and click on save.

So the user has three options - change the name and save to keep the 
original and the modified version, leave the name and save to replace 
the original, or quit to revert to the original version.

Somethng like: To save as a new project, change the name:


On 07/11/2016 05:18 PM, Dave Crossland wrote:
> On 11 July 2016 at 11:15, Tony Anderson <tony_anderson at usa.net 
> <mailto:tony_anderson at usa.net>> wrote:
>     The alert requries the user to provide a title or to quit (not
>     saving the document). My suggestion is that the alert should
>     ignore a click on save until the user provides a title or selects
>     to quit. Untitiled in this context would operate just like a
>     password - if you don't supply one, the login is ignored.
> I like that! :)
> However, in this case, perhaps the text could be more self-explanatory 
> and a call-to-action... "Name this entry"?

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