Re: Unset? Can that be a verb?

Subject: Re: Unset? Can that be a verb?
From: Jenny Greenleaf <jennysubs -at- mac -dot- com>
To: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2010 14:37:29 -0800

On Feb 27, 2010, at 1:49 PM, Janice Gelb wrote:

> On Feb 28, 2010 8:27AM, Jenny Greenleaf wrote:
>> To make it more complicated, you can also specify None as a default, which is probably what they're trying to get to with "Unset". There is a place to set the default config to NONE, but it is in a part of the interface that is very restricted and likely not available to people using the part that contains the "Unset" menu.
> Setting "None" as the default means no settings are
> set as the default, which is different than deciding
> that a previously set default should no longer be the
> default.

Yes, that's true, but effectively, when you remove a default, you are setting it to None. None has meaning in this context. None is a valid choice, and appears in the interface elsewhere on a menu labelled "Default Configuration." I think part of the problem with this is that None is a valid choice, but is not presented to the user.

I like check/no checkmark myself, but they're not used anywhere in the interface.

Remove as Default seems like an easy change for them to make. I'm going to try for that, but also file a usability bug on not having None available.

Thanks, everyone!


>> What is needed is a way to clear a setting as default without setting anything else as default. So, in this context, an "unset" is needed. I just don't want to call it that. I suppose I could ask the developers to list "none" as one of the configuration options. That would make it clear what you are setting.
> Set as Default
> Remove as Default
> [checkmark] Default
> [X] Default
> -- Janice
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Unset? Can that be a verb?: From: jennysubs
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