[Framework-Team] Inline editing

Wichert Akkerman wichert at wiggy.net
Fri Mar 2 23:50:35 UTC 2007

Previously Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Martin Aspeli wrote:
> > I haven't tried the new behaviour yet, so I haven't made up my mind, but 
> > there *was* discussion about this among the KSS people, Limi and others 
> > nearby in Baarn. At the time, it sounded like a good idea at least, 
> > re-using the UI from Google Calendar, Flickr and other sites with 
> > similar needs. It was even in Alex' opening presentation. :)
> I missed that one :)
> I think any approach needs to allow for common behaviour from people:
> - select text so you can copy & paste it
> - double-click on text so you can copy & paste it on word-boundaries
> - tripple-click on text so you can copy & paste it on line-boundaries
> - select text as a reading aid to keep track of what you are currently
>   reading or have just read
> it seems I was wrong when I said inline-edit was triggered by selection.
> However I frequently miss-drag when I select something (especially on
> laptops) and that turns my select into a click followed the actual
> select. I suspect other people will suffer from the same.
> Perhaps we can make the trigger configurable? Using shift-click as a
> trigger would be perfect for me. You could even make the current hover
> styling show a little popup which says 'shift-click to edit'.

And I would love to have a quick abort method as well. Something like
hit escape and return to normal view mode.


Wichert Akkerman <wichert at wiggy.net>    It is simple to make things.
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