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RE: [Pyatcron-devel-list] Task list in the main window

From: Childers, Matthew
Subject: RE: [Pyatcron-devel-list] Task list in the main window
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 08:50:07 -0600

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julien Olivier [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 8:36 AM
> To: Childers, Matthew
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: RE: [Pyatcron-devel-list] Task list in the main window
> > Here's what I am afraid of, someone accidentally disabling a task
> > they want running by "mis-clicking" on the main window.  If we put
> > inside the task's properties, then you would have to open up the
task to
> > enable it, and then click apply or ok, to "save" the changes.  This
> > if you haven't made any changes, you can click cancel and be
> > that nothing on it has changed.
> >
> If I agree with you that users shouldn't disable tasks by
> I think that it's way harder to mis-click on a button than to
> on a check-box inside a list (like it was done before). More over, the
> strike-through is somewhat explicit and, even if someone mis-clicks on
> deactivate, he may easily see that he deactivated the task.
> That said, activating-deactivating tasks is not something very common
> and, thus, could be hidden from the main UI.
> What about having it in the menu and not on the toolbar ?
> > Now, another option may be to give people the option, in a
> > where they could have the activate checkbox in the listbox or in the
> > properties.  Because for me, if the tasks I were running were just
on my
> > laptop, and weren't real important, I would like the checkbox in the
> > listbox.  It would be quick and easy to activate/deactivate a task,
> > however, if it were on something more important, I would want it
> > the properties, because I wouldn't want to accidentally turn off a
> > that was really important.
> >
> I'm not sure I follow you here... Hadn't we decided to kill the
> in favour of a grey-out or a strike-through ?
> > What do you all think?
> >
> To help you decide, I have attached a mockup with the strike-through
> the activate/deactivate buttons and menu entrys. I had previously sent
> version without the activate/deactivate buttons and Matthew had sent a
> version with a checkbox.

I hadn't looked at the new program when I sent that last email.  I see
what you are saying now.  I agree, I think that looks pretty good.  And
with the strikethrough, that should eliminate people from making
mistakes.  It is pretty obvious that something has been disabled.

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