jeroen.vaes at telenet.be
Tue Apr 26 07:05:59 PDT 2005
On Friday 22 April 2005 18:08, Remko Troncon wrote:
I think the "problem" with all of these dialogs is that the base configuration
stays too difficult for the average user. Only advanced users will understand
how to create a list of privacy options to fit their need, and for them it's
quite powerful, but a regular user doesn't want to think hard when he just
wants to block someone. Chances are he won't even understand the concept of a
Therefore, I think Psi should have an easy GUI that masks the lists from the
user. The "hard work" of thinking out a privacy list should be done by the
software, not by the user.
Anyway, this is my attempt. It is based on what I remember from Miranda's
privacy settings (which was mentioned earlier in this thread I beleive):
To block a certain event, the user just clicks in te collumn next to the
contact of his choice, and a little icon appears. When an icon is present, it
means the event is blocked. when it it not, the event is allowed.
Clicking on an event on a group automatically makes the icons appear for all
contacts in that group, which makes it easy to define exceptions to that rule
(e.g. I want to block messages from everyone in General except Contact 2
woiuld require 2 clicks: one in the M-column next to General to turn all
icons on and one in the M-column next to Contact 2 to turn that one off).
You can still define "lists" or "presets" with this dialog. The default list
should be in bold (this is not in the screenshot as I didn't know how to make
1 item bold in Qt Designer), the "make default" button makes the current list
the default one.
You can't set the current list here, but I don't think this dialog is the
place to do so. That should be in the Psi-menu of the main window, or with a
combobox on the toolbar or something. A users should only need this dialog to
edit their privacy list, not for anything else.
I think a dialog like this is much more user-friendly as Psi does the hard
work for you, yet still is powerful enough.
Then again, I'm not a usability expert and this is only the second time I've
posted to this list, so maybe my opinion doesn't matter all that much. But
hey, at least I tried :-)
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