Re: Nautilus Sendto -- opportunities for generalisation

On Tue, 2004-08-24 at 08:04 +0100, Ross Burton wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-08-23 at 18:28 +0100, Edd Dumbill wrote:
> > (1) can we have a widget for contact completion like this?  Ross
> > Burton's contact lookup applet does more or less the same thing you do.
> > Furthermore in gnome-phone-manager I want to do a similar thing to be
> > able to get mobile phone numbers to send messages to.  It would rock if
> > there was a contact chooser widget that allowed either single or
> > multiple selections of contacts to be made, and allowed specification of
> > which fields we are interested in (email addr, cellphone number, AIM
> > handle.)
> I'm not entirely sure what the UI for multiple selections would be
> though...  can I stick with a single match for now? :)

I think Edd was envisoning some along the lines of the file chooser. So
people could get a list of their contacts, search through them, perhaps
mark off ones that they use frequently, and when they finally make a
selection the calling program can then get the information it wants (ie
the EContact itself or just the bits of data) and call it a day.

It would probably also make sense to allow people to add differing
pieces of information to search on. By default the full name and
nickname should always be searched, but for example, gnome-phone-manager
might also specify to search a phone number field and also to display
that by default, etc.

Michael Henson <mike axl net>

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