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Subject:Re: Unset? Can that be a verb? From:Sally Derrick <sjd1201 -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Jenny Greenleaf <jennysubs -at- mac -dot- com> Date:Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:13:54 -0600
Add None to the list of configs and give it the same Set as Default option?
I'm not too fond of the idea of each config having a menu option or checkbox
to set and clear/unset the default. It implies that changing a default
requires me to first unset/clear the previous default and then repeat all
those clicks to set a new one. Double the number of clicks for the user.
Ideally, setting a config as the default would clear any previous default
On Sat, Feb 27, 2010 at 3:27 PM, Jenny Greenleaf <jennysubs -at- mac -dot- com> wrote:
> Thanks, everyone, for all the suggestions.
> The application in question is browser-based and does not follow any
> recognized UI paradigm that I'm familiar with. Here's sort of what it's
> I have a list of devices. For each device, there is a list of
> configurations that can be applied to a device at a scheduled time. When you
> right-click one of the configurations, the "Set as Default" menu item
> appears. If you select it, the configuration item appears in the list with
> the word Default appended to it. Each of the several devices can have
> multiple configurations, one of which might or might not be set to default
> for the device.
> 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.
> I did look at the Set as Default printer paradigm, and it should work,
> except that most users have no way to designate None if they don't want any
> of the configurations to be default. It's not insignificant, because the
> configuration changes which ports on a switch pass traffic.
> 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.
> On Feb 26, 2010, at 5:58 AM, Pinkham, Jim wrote:
> > I agree with Janice and Richard, Jenny. Not sure exactly what's
> > happening, but might another possibility be "Revert to previous
> > configuration?"
> > Jim
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