[Sugar-devel] UI experiments: pop-up menus and hot corners

James Zaki james.zaki at gmail.com
Mon Jul 5 15:57:02 EDT 2010

To clarify, I was thinking a discrete bar at the top or bottom that would
always appear once the application had loaded the previous icon (after
pulsing icon), and if the user does not interact with it, it would
automatically dispose of itself after a few seconds.
In this bar would be a message saying what has happened eg, "This is
<journal title>" or "<activity name>: <journal title>", and a button eg
"Start new" giving the option to click on it to close the current, and start
a new journal entry in the activity.

After my original email, my anti-complexity hat slipped on, and I did think
that it could be a bit distracting/confusing. But on the other hand,
children might filter it out if it doesn't look too interesting and they
dont use it. If they really want to start fresh, then they might start to
notice it. But thats just me speculating.


2010/7/5 Gary Martin <garycmartin at googlemail.com>

> On 5 Jul 2010, at 14:13, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2010-07-05 at 13:29 +0200, James Zaki wrote:
> >
> >> But could you add a message hint that then dissappear after some
> >> seconds ?
> >> For example, when you launch, and auto-resume last saved work, a
> >> discrete message appears and after some time dissappear (fade, or
> >> slide away), say 5 or so seconds.
> >> For example a title with a button (eg: "This is <journal
> >> title> ..." ["start new instead?"]
> >> )  that descends from the top just beneath the menu (like web browser
> >> notifications)
> Sorry, I couldn't quite follow this. Were you suggesting to use resume as
> the default behaviour (as it currently is in Sugar) then after your first
> click, have something else pop up to click on if you want to change your
> mind (i.e. if you actually wanted 'start new')?
> Hmm, sounds rather tricky, especially on slow laptops with jumpy mouse
> cursors and young users. Also technical issues I think as I'm sure when you
> click, the Activity is being launched with either an existing activity ID to
> resume, or a new activity ID for a new session — don't think you can pullout
> of that part way through launching.
> > Good idea. We could put the activity title in the startup window, below
> > the glowing icon.
> Just showing the name under the pulsing icon might be a useful extra, but
> ideally the launch time should be as short as possible so might look odd
> briefly flashing up the text (the pulse animation is meant to be a
> transition, just unfortunate that most startups are still more than a second
> or three).
> Regards,
> --Gary
> > --
> >   // Bernie Innocenti - http://codewiz.org/
> > \X/  Sugar Labs       - http://sugarlabs.org/
> >
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