Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#367 new defect

No feedback after taking a screenshot

Reported by: erikos Owned by: eben
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone:
Component: design Version: Unspecified
Severity: Critical Keywords:
Cc: tomeu, garycmartin, FGrose Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: New


You do not know if the screenshot has been taken and where you can access it.

We could use notifications to give some feedback that your command is processed.

Depending on the plan this is 0.86, feel free to remove if you have a

short term one.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by eben

A notification could work. It seems like the appropriate notifier would be the Journal, as it receives the screenshot, so we'd have to begin building an API for activity notifications (which we should do anyway).

The other vision I've had for the screenshot, which might be better, or perhaps just an intermediate step, is to reveal the screenshot in a modal dialog. This would result in a nice preview, could have options for (Discard) (Copy to clipboard) and (Keep in Journal), and might even give a way to name/tag the screenshot, and in the future even scale or crop it.

This gives much more direct feedback, as well as valuable ways to make use of the screenshot just taken. Then, upon selecting "copy to clipboard" or "keep in Journal" the dialog would go away and the appropriate notification would be shown.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by FGrose

  • Bug Status changed from Unconfimed to New
  • Cc FGrose added

The options in the modal dialog sound good, but the modal nature would interrupt a workflow, such as when trying to capture a series of shots during some running activity. The proposed actions could be available from a clipboard panel and used when convenient.

I like the dual actions of Journal entry and clipboard entry as the Journal entry persists between restarts, which may be part of the workflow, but the clipboard entry is more convenient for immediate action taking and would generate the feedback.

Thanks for considering.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by godiard

  • Milestone changed from 0.86 to 1.0

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Milestone 1.0 deleted

Milestone 1.0 deleted

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