Re: Link dialog and Undo for linking

On Wed, 2011-12-21 at 18:54 +0000, Allan Day wrote:
> 2011/12/20 Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>:
> > On Tue, 2011-12-20 at 15:55 -0500, Erick Pérez Castellanos wrote:
> >> Allan has been MIA all day long. We want to talk about Link Dialog and
> >> it's design. So, if you have any suggestion, any tips in the mockups
> >> ( and I don't know which of those are final ) shoot. Let's tackle that
> >> next.
> >
> > I think this is the current design:
> >
> >
> >
> > Sound like a good thing to work on.
> > I will continue with the contact pane, there is still some details to be
> > worked out there.
> Yep, this definitely something that needs doing.
> The updated design for contact linking is very simple - someone will
> select 'Link...' from a context menu and then simply select the
> contact that they want to link to.
> However, I'm vacilating a little wrt the selection UI for this. I had
> a grid approach until recently (see the mockup that Alex links to
> above). I'm not sure that will work with portrait screen orientations,
> however, so a straight list [1] seems more appropriate. I'm also
> wondering whether we need to provide more information on the contact
> that is being linked - hence the use of a preview pane in the new
> mockup [1].
The problem with showing a preview pane with some data, is that the user
can't multiselect a bunch of contacts to link toone, so in case the user
want to link two/three contacts to one, you make him click and open the
link dialog twice/thrice .

> Anybody else got a view on this? I'll give it some more thought. In
> the mean time, you could always make a start on linking using a simple
> list dialog.

And, I think we're missing some kind on filtering in both mockups.
Something like the actual link dialog allows.

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