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Events screen : remove close button in favor of ContextMenu

asked 2015-09-27 23:24:01 +0300

With Sailfish 2.0, the Events screen finally got the love it deserved and has made some huge improvements !

But there is still something I find weird. To close the pending notifications, you have to press and hold and then aim and tap a small "close" icon that appears on the left.

When pressing and holding, I was expecting a ContextMenu to be shown. IMHO, this would be much better :

  1. With a ContextMenu, you can chose an action by just moving your finger. You don't have to lift your finger, aim a small icon and tap it. It's faster and it works well for both right and left-handed people (maybe even for visually deficient people because of the small vibration feedback you get)
  2. A ContextMenu would allow some more options. For example, a new e-mail notification could have the following entries :
    • Mark as read
    • Answer
    • Dismiss
  3. It's just way more consistent with the UI.
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shfit ( 2015-09-28 02:03:51 +0300 )edit

Hmm, have mixed feeelings about this. But if mutiple choices are going to be available then context menu makes perfect sense! Anyways - Voted yes, for Jolla UX design to consider.

anandrkris ( 2015-09-28 07:49:23 +0300 )edit

Yes, context menus in SFOS are great, and can be used to delete one/delete all better than these crosses. Voting up.

Flickta ( 2015-09-30 11:20:51 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-09-28 02:58:45 +0300

coderus gravatar image

Disagree. With these small buttons you can remove multiple notifications faster. Context menus are very slow.

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That is true but the X limits the actions to only one. I would favour a context menu combined with a group selection like it is done e.g. in Email.

pichlo ( 2015-09-28 09:24:03 +0300 )edit

@pichlo but you don't have any other actions available for notifications (and you didn't have earlier)

virgi26 ( 2015-09-28 09:59:15 +0300 )edit

Well, you should. "Update now" is an obvious candidate.

Besides, @coderus is right that the X makes it faster to clear multiple notifications but it makes it slower to clear just one.

pichlo ( 2015-09-28 11:56:11 +0300 )edit

Another drawback of the close icon is that there is no remorse when you tap it. You have no "second chance".

François ( 2015-09-28 12:06:58 +0300 )edit

That is also true but not that bad. Only the notifications go away, not the actual events. So clearing the notifications is not as destructive as, for example, deleting a file. But yeah, clearing a reminder of a calendar event may have undesirable consequences.

pichlo ( 2015-09-28 12:19:59 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2015-09-27 23:24:01 +0300

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