Opened 15 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#176 closed enhancement (fixed)

Bulk operations with the journal are time consuming

Reported by: lod Owned by: tomeu
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Sugar Version: 0.82.x
Severity: Minor Keywords:
Cc: walter Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: New


I recently filled my journal and so went in to delete old activity instances to free up space.

I barely use my XO and estimate I have about 200 activities in my journal list.
The fastest way I have found to delete each activity is to right click on the menu entry and then press the erase entry.
This takes me nearly five seconds to perform, over 15 minutes of repetitive work. I imagine a frequent user would have several times more entries than I do.

I think there needs to be a nicer way of interacting with the journal. Naturally I have some ideas:

  1. Falloff

The journal design[1] refers to having activities 'Falloff' from the journal. I had activities going back over 10 months so I don't think that this is happening.

  1. Group operations. It's possible to select groups of activity instances through the search and the drop down boxes. Allowing all selected/visible activities to be deleted together would allow entries to be erased far quicker.
  1. Keyboard support. I can't figure out how to use the keyboard to navigate or perform operations on the journal list. I can search, select in the drop downs and rename an entry after clicking on it. It would be nice if I could scroll through entries and press the delete button on the keyboard to delete an entry (even with a confirm popup).

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by gregdek

  • Bug Status set to New
  • Distribution/OS set to Unspecified
  • Milestone set to 0.86
  • Severity set to Minor

Pushing to 0.86 release. Clearly annoying, but not critical in the next few weeks.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by tomeu

  • Milestone changed from 0.86 to 0.88

comment:3 Changed 14 years ago by walter

  • Cc walter added
  • Milestone changed from 0.88 to 0.90

YAJT (yet another Journal ticket). Include in a push for Journal UI improvements in 0.90...

comment:5 Changed 14 years ago by sascha_silbe

The mock-ups for bulk operations are at now.

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Component changed from journal to sugar

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Milestone 0.90 deleted

Milestone 0.90 deleted

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