Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#452 closed enhancement (fixed)

An Activity toolbar design that always shows the "Stop" button

Reported by: garycmartin Owned by: eben
Priority: Unspecified by Maintainer Milestone:
Component: design Version: 0.83.x
Severity: Major Keywords:
Cc: eben Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: Needinfo

Description

I was just going over some notes I made while watching my 2 nieces and nephew using Sugar (8.2) on 2 XO. One specific observation was their difficulty in getting to grips with the toolbar tabs, for many Activities, this leads to a common state where the "Stop" button is hidden, which in turn prevented them from ending an Activity. They did discover how to switch back to the home view and start another Activity (leaving a trail of open activity instances until things locked up due to memory issues). The other 'solution' they found (in paint) was to just make a very large brush and paint out (and loose) their last work, back to a clean canvas to start again (again due to difficulty with tabs they didn't make use of the edit clear canvas toolbar button).

With reference to the future design mock-ups shown on:

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Designs/Toolbars

I'd like to suggest that the "Stop" button be always present on the primary (always visible) tool bar.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by erikos

  • Bug Status changed from Unconfimed to New
  • Component changed from sugar to design
  • Milestone changed from Unspecified by Release Team to 0.86
  • Owner changed from marcopg to eben
  • Version changed from Unspecified to 0.83.x

Nice observation. This is absolutely true. I saw the same struggling. The mockups does not show any stop button. Eben can you make us some that incorporates that - or do I miss something. I think we definitely should revise the toolbars for 0.86

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by tomeu

  • Bug Status changed from New to Needinfo

Is this a duplicate or has been made obsolete by any recent work?

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by garycmartin

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

Issue resolved via recent new toolbar design work – just need to get as many activities as we can over to the new design.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Milestone 0.86 deleted

Milestone 0.86 deleted

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