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


Seems today already happen :)
Yes right the explanation for this was a bit short. But I had on this
day problems with my Internet connection and I meant until yesterday
that I already added more details to the description.
sorry for that..


Am 23.02.2012 01:43, schrieb Omar B.:
> @Marco
> maybe is better to create a new bug and add yours as duplicate. Oh and
> if you start your description with "wish" and dont have much argument,
> it usually gets added to wishlist...
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:55:20 +0100
> From: marco@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: eapache@xxxxxxxxx
> CC: unity-design@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [Unity-design] Lens filters should be displayed by
> default, and visibility should be remembered forever
> I already created a Launchpad Bug for this.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity/+bug/921322
> regards,
> Marco
> 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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