[Digikam-users] "Apply" button in right side bar
marcel.wiesweg at gmx.de
Sun Jan 21 21:19:04 GMT 2007
there were some complaints about the Apply button in the Comments/Tags
sidebar. These included:
- users assume that the changes are applied only if the button is pressed, and
not as well when moving to the next image
- when editing multiple pictures, inadvertent changes can easily affect many
pictures. So here it is even more important to make clear when changes are
I would like to add that implementing an undo feature is not trivial.
1) Single selection
Changes are applied immediately, visible after each keystroke in main view.
(Only database, DMetadata is slow, update still only on selection change)
The Apply button is not needed.
The Apply button has been introduced because some users have complained that
the behaviour of the Comments/Tags tab is obscur.
2) Multiple selection
At the very first change, the user is asked if he wants to auto-apply changes
in multiple selection. This option can be changed from the menu on the "More"
Changes are applied on selection change
b) No auto-apply
The "Apply" button is shown. Changes are applied
only if the button is pressed.
On selection change with changes, a message box
asks if changes shall be applied.
Please tell me if this is an improvement to the current situation:
usability-wise, for "educating" new users, and acceptable for power users.
Or if the current situtation is all right.
Or give other suggestions.
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