Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#2818 new defect

New/upgraded activities are added to Favourites View

Reported by: sridhar Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Sugar Version: 0.98.x
Severity: Unspecified Keywords: design, dx3
Cc: sridhar, garymartin, ajay_garg, m_anish Distribution/OS: OLPC
Bug Status: New


If activities are upgraded or installed (including via Software Update), their launchers are automatically added to the Favourites View. This is undesirable because:

  • it means that the Favourites View is not reflecting what has been defined or what the user has explicitly chosen as a favourite
  • as activities are added/upgraded over time, the Favourites View will become cluttered

We would prefer it so that new activities are not added to the Favourites View. Alternatively, only new activities should be added to the Favourites View.

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by walter

  • Cc garymartin added
  • Component changed from untriaged to sugar
  • Keywords design added

I would argue that upgrades should not impact an activity's status vis-a-vis Favorites View. If it was a favorite, it should remain a favorite and vice versa. (I have seen upgrades cause an activity to lose its favorite status.) However -- as you say at the end of the ticket -- I also agree that new activities be automatically tagged as Favortites. Not to give the user direct feedback that the install has been successful by placing it in the Favorite View leads to unnecessary confusion.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by garycmartin

Yes I agree with Walter, installing a new activity should make it a favorite so it is immediately visible in the default home view for the user, while updates should honour an activities previous favoured/unfavoured state.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by sridhar

Yes, that sounds like the best approach to solving my problem.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by m_anish

  • Cc ajay_garg m_anish added
  • Keywords dx3 added

The current decision (New activities added by default to favorites view, updated activities maintain their favorite status) is targeted to be included in dx3.

Adding relevant cc and keywords. Since there is already consensus on this, this should be easy to go upstream.

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by sridhar

comment:7 Changed 10 years ago by ignacio

  • Bug Status changed from Unconfirmed to New
  • Priority changed from Unspecified by Maintainer to Normal
  • Version changed from 0.84.x to 0.98.x

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by yashmehrotra

Hi, I am new to sugar labs would like to work on this bug. I have already set-up my sugar build environment. Can you please help me get started ?

comment:9 Changed 9 years ago by walter

Have you setup the developer environment? See for details.

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