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[regression] Notes active cover and in-app previews - previous was better! (1.1.9/Eineheminlampi)

asked 2015-09-09 22:43:15 +0300

hzb gravatar image

updated 2018-05-02 15:42:08 +0300

Active cover of Jolla's Notes app is not as good as before. The only setting seems to be sharing format, so no help. Why this change?

Earlier you could easily write a short shopping list into Notes app and use the active cover in 4 app mode to read it directly from homescreen. Very handy. Now impossible.

Added screenshot. Note that in the notes cover, there are 4-6 more characters in each row that are not visible. Also newlines are ignored. The note reads:

Sms schedule
Qr reader
Led changer
Short url

2018-05-02 Edit by Drekkarian: To further add "consistency", now the previews of the notes inside the Notes app are ruined as well, just like the cover view. Newlines are ignored and the result is a useless array of gibberish which completely ruins the design of notes.

Apologies for taking over this question, but I didn't want to add a duplicate and could not resist saying something about this.


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Agreed. I thought it was just a placeholder before new cover was implemented, but it seems that it made it to It looks like the chief designer was on vacation :)

nodevel ( 2015-09-09 23:07:30 +0300 )edit

100% agreed, the new one is awful, nothing good to be said about it. The text doesn't even properly fit.

nthn ( 2015-09-09 23:24:40 +0300 )edit

Care to post a screen? @hzb, have you used Tasklist? I am addicted to it with the very same use case you are quoting here.

piero ( 2015-09-17 20:09:30 +0300 )edit

Tasklist is great! But I agree with this post. It seems they wanted to make app covers more distinct, to each have their recognizable look – but in this one they forgot that the old one was functional, whereas the new one isn't. And besides, it doesn't look good. :)

ssahla ( 2015-09-17 21:36:42 +0300 )edit

"Lists" app from Jolla Store is also great. But I still wonder if Jolla and Sailfish would be more successful with that previous functional active cover. Active covers are not only for fun, they are shortcuts to do certain things faster. For exactly that very same reason I'm against that extra blink-blink delay in the new pulley menu https://together.jolla.com/question/107812/the-new-pulley-menu-is-simply-awful-11928eineheminlampi/

hzb ( 2015-09-19 14:29:41 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-11-27 06:33:59 +0300

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updated 2015-11-28 15:11:13 +0300

Edit: The patch is available on OpenRepos: Patch: Notes app cover

How about this? Please make backup then replace the contents of /usr/share/jolla-notes/qml/CoverPage.qml – however I put the whole original content in /** **/.

On the following screenshot you can see the notes cover with the same note as OP's:


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You should turn this into a patch and it to open repos.

anig ( 2015-11-28 03:53:38 +0300 )edit

For some reason, patch installation fails. I can install from Openrepos, but trying to apply the patch with Patchmanager I get an error message "Failed to install patch".

ssahla ( 2015-11-28 15:26:33 +0300 )edit

Ok, after updating patch to 0.2 it works! Thanks for doing this, much better now!

ssahla ( 2015-11-28 18:10:29 +0300 )edit

@ssahla, thank you for reporting the issue. I'd made a mistake in line numbers, however it worked for me.

AliN ( 2015-11-28 20:40:47 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2015-09-09 22:43:15 +0300

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