[Psi-devel] Re: Faster status changes
kevin at kismith.co.uk
Thu Sep 30 03:47:45 PDT 2004
On Thu, Sep 30, 2004 at 07:51:51PM +1000, Trejkaz Xaoza wrote:
> On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 22:51, Remko Troncon wrote:
> > > Isn't it possible to make the current list into a tree? So you click on
> > > your current status and then you get a popup list with:
> > That's another click more, and every click is one too many.
> If you're planning to use a preset, it's many clicks less than the alternative
> of popping up the status dialog, then needing to click on the combo box,
> click the choice, and finally click okay.
> The problem is that it's more if you always enter a custom status, which I do
> almost all the time, so... no! Tree bad! :-)
Right, the ideal situation as I see it is to minimise clicks for frequently used messages, while not requiring too many for less frequently used ones. We also need to obviously not use too much space, as moving the mouse is as much hassle as clicking it :)
The status menu should (in my oh-so-not-humble opinion) have the 5 or 6 most recent full status options (type&message) at the bottom (irrespective of whether it comes from custom or presets), with the status types above that, each tree-ing into the presets and 'custom'. *Maybe* in between these there should be user-defined 'quick'-presets (which would be excempt from entry into the recent list).
Yes, this is multiple clicks for the presets.
Yes, this is multiple clicks for custom.
It's the bare minimum of clicks for the most frequent/recent options. It's rare I think for me to choose outside my three or four most regular presets.
More fuel for the fire please :)
Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Computer Science
University Of Exeter
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