Remorsetimer on People app

asked 2013-12-25 23:43:13 +0300

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updated 2014-07-28 11:03:25 +0300

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I have ran more than once into a situation where I try to Edit a contact in People app, but accidentally press Delete instead. In some cases when I see the timer I panic and misspress to jump to totally different letter of the alphabets instead of hitting the timer to Cancel it. By the time I get back to the right letter, the timer has ran out already and the contact is gone.

My suggestion to solve/improve this problem is either give us longer remorsetimer in People app (extra time could be set in settings of the app - add [0-25] secs to the remorsetimer) or move and pin the timer to the top of the screen. This would help at least me to prevent these data loss cases when I press wrong twice in a row.

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Almost a duplicate; You can configure the remorse timer if you know what you're doing with CLI. See my post in the link above. Regards,

Spam Hunter ( 2014-02-18 02:48:50 +0300 )edit

Yes but this was asked 2 days before the question you linked and I still think pinning the countdown on Peoples app (or any similar app where you can "get lost" fast) is way to go.

avhakola ( 2014-02-18 03:18:13 +0300 )edit

Why is Remorse better than Undo?

rdmo ( 2015-04-20 21:38:43 +0300 )edit

@rdmo because at least I would rather see data deleted for real and not hid for undo later. I would prefer the "pin timers to the top of the screen, no matter what letter you are in or press after you select delete" but if it can't be done longer time gives you chance to cancel for fatfingers like me.

avhakola ( 2015-04-20 22:25:47 +0300 )edit

I feel system usability benefits if Undo and Remorse and their attributes - duration, context, memory allowance, purge warning configuration - are something the user has some control over. In Settings, and in various pulley menus.

rdmo ( 2015-04-20 23:42:24 +0300 )edit