Re: Add topic button in new bookmark dialog
- From: Michaeljohn Clement <mjclement gmx net>
- To: epiphany-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Add topic button in new bookmark dialog
- Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2004 16:33:02 -0700
On Sun, 2004-02-29 at 07:43, Piers Cornwell wrote:
> Picking up from my previous semi-successful attempts at moving bugs
> which need a decision making forward:
> Add topic button in new bookmark dialog
> On one hard, our resident usability expert says No to this and so do
> Apple. Most other browsers say Yes to this, and our users seem to want
> it. Personally, i'm undecided :p
> Anyone have any further opinions?
As a user, I must say that the lack of add-topic functionality in the
add bookmark dialog is quite possibly my single greatest current
frustration with Epiphany. Also I strongly agree with the existing
comment on that bug which suggests having a "new category" listed at the
bottom of existing categories, although I think having a button there
would be ugly. Perhaps just some text like "<New Topic>", with brackets
to visually set it apart, of course at the end of the list, not
alphabetized, and leave off the checkbox from that item until the user
renames it. I think this would be simple from the user's perspective
and would relate well to the mechanism used to add topics in the manage
It's wrong to assume that users will have the prescience or even the
desire to come up with all their topics out of the clear blue before
they start adding bookmarks. Given that, you end up with the common
usage of adding a bookmark and concurrently needing to add at least one
topic for it. Requiring to go back to the main Epiphany window and open
a new dialog is not good UI design IMO.
Especially since the set-based rather than tree-based approach to
bookmark categories in Epiphany sets it apart, and since adding a
bookmark to multiple categories is often very useful, I think it's very
important to make adding categories at the time as painless as possible.
 For consistency it might be wise to allow renaming all topics here:
renaming the "new topic" once and then not being able to fix a typo
would be highly counter-intuitive.
 This is of course easier for those who start by importing their
bookmarks from another browser.
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