[] Please reintroduce non-discrete countdown in remorse timer [duplicate]

asked 2015-09-26 13:07:00 +0300

dave gravatar image

updated 2015-11-03 20:27:40 +0300

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I am sorry that I don't like the new countdown style in the remorse timer in, where the timer counts down only in discrete 1 second chunks.

Because the countdown timer now only updates once per second, you may not immediately notice that you have inadvertently started to delete something (exactly the situation where the remorse timer is needed), and you only have 5 seconds to correct your mistake! This is especially the case where the remorse timer is small (eg, when it appears in the status bar and has only a very small countdown line). It takes your brain precious time to realise what is happening now, and so is less effective/usable than the previous style, I feel.

The old style of the remorse timer where the countdown was non-discrete/continuous and trickled down smoothly was far better from a usability perspective, I feel, as the trickle of time was very visually obvious (because it 'moved', something that our eyes are biologically attuned to notice (eg, to detect potential threats)) and immediately caught your eye, so that you could instantly spot when you had started to delete something by accident and then take action to cancel this quickly before the time ran out.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by dave
close date 2015-09-26 13:21:49.859100


I'd say this is a duplicate of https://together.jolla.com/question/108136/new-remorse-timer-in-119-usability-regression/ even if they are different angles they are about the same issue.

Mohjive ( 2015-09-26 13:10:15 +0300 )edit

Thanks for the tip-off. I did search for remorse timer questions but somehow didn't spot that one. I'll add my request as a comment in that question..

dave ( 2015-09-26 13:19:00 +0300 )edit