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Re: Lens filters should be displayed by default, and visibility should be remembered forever


I already created a Launchpad Bug for this.


Am 23.02.2012 00:50, schrieb Evan Huus:
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 6:16 PM, Jo-Erlend Schinstad
> <joerlend.schinstad@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:joerlend.schinstad@xxxxxxxxx>>
> wrote:
>     In lenses, it is not obvious what the filters do, if anything at
>     all. It might be understood as the search phrase being the filter
>     and that the results are the Filter results. From my testing, I
>     don't think I've seen any user clicking on that text in order to
>     display the filters. In order to make it easier for new-comers to
>     explore and learn how things work, I propose the following;
>     Filters should be displayed by default. That way, when the user
>     first explores the system, he or she will immediately know what
>     the filters do and that there are different filters for different
>     lenses. This is important knowledge.
>     The header should not only display "Filter results", but should
>     also display a smaller "show" or "hide" the same way that
>     categories do when you can show more results. This will make it
>     more obvious what filters are and how to show or hide them.
>     Some users prefer to browse applications by category. Those who
>     do, should see the categories by default, and those who don't
>     should understand how to hide them. It should not be necessary to
>     keep displaying the categories every time you open the
>     applications lens. Since the filters are displayed by default, if
>     they are hidden, that means the user has understood how to show or
>     hide them. Therefore, the visibility of the filters should be
>     remembered forever on a per-lens basis. Having to repeat the same
>     task over and over for no obvious reason, is very annoying. As
>     long as the situation doesn't change, I should not be required to
>     perform actions.
>     Whether or not the selections in the filters pane should be
>     remembered, I don't know. Whereas the filters visibility affects
>     your general workflow, the actual filter selection is probably
>     more temporary. If I open the calculator once, I'm not sure that
>     means Accessories is an important enough category to require me to
>     unselect it the next time I want to run something. For these
>     reasons, I think I'd probably prefer that filter visibility is
>     remembered forever, but the actual filter state be forgotten when
>     the dash is closed.
>     Thoughts?
>     -- 
>     Jo-Erlend Schinstad
> Reasonable, well-justified and simple suggestions.
> +1
> Evan

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