[haiku-commits] Re: r41122 - in haiku/trunk/src/apps/mediaplayer: . playlist

  • From: Stephan Aßmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2011 19:53:29 +0200

On 27.03.2011 15:39, Jonas Sundström wrote:

On 2011-03-27 at 09:55:29 [+0200], Stephan Aßmus<superstippi@xxxxxx>  wrote:
On 27.03.2011 00:21, jonas@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Author: kirilla
Date: 2011-03-27 00:21:13 +0100 (Sun, 27 Mar 2011)
New Revision: 41122
Changeset: https://dev.haiku-os.org/changeset/41122
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Why did you remove the "Remove All" (clear list) feature? I would think
that's quite a useful feature. Also, I liked "Remove and put into Trash"
better. This wording makes it clear that "Remove" alone just removes it
from the list.

The "Remove and put into Trash" option came up on the i18n list and I
started looking at these options. I think these changes make sense.

Ah ok, I am not on that list, sorry.

"Remove all" (Command-N) is redundant, since Command-A, Delete works just
as well in the playlist window. Its a more useful pattern for the user to
know/learn as it should work in most listviews of this kind. Additionally
Alt-N has a strong connection to New (creation)- e.g "New Player..." in the
main window. I think we should avoid using Command-N for actions that are
on the opposite side of a creation-deletion spectrum, so to speak.

I was wondering why I chose that short-cut, but it was probably supposed to mean "New playlist". A bit awkward, I agree.

It works without a "Select All" menu item, but for completeness we should
probably add it.

"Move to Trash" is worded to have a stronger connection to the "same"
option in Tracker. (Removal from the playlist is secondary and implicit,
compared to the brute immediacy of going "beyond" the playlist and actually
moving the file to Trash.) I think it would have been worded more correctly
as "put in Trash" rather than "put into Trash", but "Move to Trash" is more
clear, and standard. Even if playlist removal isn't spelled out I think the
user is likely to foresee it, or at least be able to explain it to himself
after seeing the result.

Ok, thanks for the explanation. Once "Select All" is added, the changes feel fine to me, too.

Best regards,
-Stephan


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