[josm-dev] JOSM Fail
osm at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Fri Jan 16 11:45:03 GMT 2009
On 16 Jan 2009, at 10:22, Dirk Stöcker wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Jan 2009, Russell Nelson wrote:
>> 1) First (and I realize this is probably a Java / Mac thing), we
>> couldn't paste a URL into the URL window. Fortunately, the
>> drag-n-drop code worked (massive hoorays to whomever added that).
> There is a bug report and a fix for that. I was unsure but now I
> believe I
> should really check it in. This fix moves the text from the URL
> field into
> the text above.
Um, I don't understand your second sentence there. Do you mean that
the fix is to set the focus to the textfield rather than the button?
On Mac OS X it seems that the textfield isn't selected by default,
however if you click in the text field, and use the keyboard shortcut
to paste it will work.
>> 4) She selected a way, and then tried to move the node because the
>> road had been extended. Of course, she moved the entire way. (This
>> mnay not be easy to fix).
> Good suggestions wellcome. There are perfect valid reasons to move
> areas, but probably the common case is that it is unwanted. A solution
> which makes moving everything a bit more complicated without
> disabling it
> totally would help here I think.
Have a hidden property in JOSM advanced_mode=true, if it is not set,
then you will be unable to do certain things like move non-circular
ways more than ~5 nodes. If you do try, you get a potlach like non-
modal dialog telling you why you can't do the operation.
>> 5) She went into insert node/way mode with the way still selected, in
>> order to extend it. It ignored her clicks. This is a usability
>> fail. Never ignore a user's input. If it can't be used in this
>> context, then say why.
> You're right. There should be a useful handling of the "there is
> already selected" case in add mode.
>> 6) "You geeks must really like tedium, because it's wicked boring to
>> have to select/delete, select/delete, select/delete, select/delete
>> these inapplicable tags". I reassured her that we don't like it
>> either, but that didn't serve to explain why she couldn't select a
>> range of tags to delete them.
> Has been fixed. New JOSM allows to press Delete multiple times to
> multiple entries. Selecting multiple entries is still not supported,
> only the delete button would react to a multi-selection and this is
> bad UI
> as well :-)
I would really like to have relation tag/value style editing used for
the tag editing of nodes and ways, with the addition of the click to
delete by clicking a x on the right hand side. It would mean that I
wouldn't have to go through a dialog when editing data. I know it
could introduce poorer ui for greater useability. Maybe a mix of the 2?
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