Re: DragNDrop to an unopened folder (without springs) and a nice accessibility side-effect

On Apr 4, 2005 12:55 PM, Ryan McDougall <NQG24419 nifty com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 10:19 +0300, Kalle Vahlman wrote:
> > This idea sounds nice. But the cancelling should be as easy as pie or
> > else this could turn into a major PITA. Also, I think it will prove
> > quite difficult to find the right time in which normal dnd is not
> > disturbed *and* the waiting period is kept lower than the perceived
> > time that the restarting takes. Even your example, three seconds,
> > could get frustrating. Waiting seems always longer than acting.
> Well suppose a 'normal' DnD operation for some reason takes more than 3
> seconds, and the object moves to the "Movable Clipboard", how is the
> user inconvenienced?

By the popup you mentioned that asks if the pasting should occur.

> They benefit from that much less wrist strain holding the button down.

If the benefit is so great, why not shorten the period to say 1s so
you never have to press the button longer?

> Esc cancels the DnD and removes the selection from the clipboard.

Esc is nice, but tell that to the helpdesk worker who answers "press
esc" for the nth time when someone calls and says "how do I get rid of
this thing that follows my mouse?" (discoverability).

> I think there should be no annoying dialogue saying "Do you really want
> to do this?", just do the past exactly as if the user pressed Ctrl-V.

When the user clicks on an empty space in a opened window he is asked
if he wants to paste the file.

I thought you said that there would be one.

Kalle Vahlman, zuh iki fi

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