[Framework-Team] Re: Inline editing

Martin Aspeli optilude at gmx.net
Sat Mar 3 01:32:15 UTC 2007


Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> 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.

Yes, I would really like this. And Enter to save, in normal text fields 
- that one is pretty much required.

Martin





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