Features/Multi selection screenshots

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The implementation is almost identical to the one done by Martin; details available at : http://www.sugarlabs.org/~tch/journal2.mpeg

The only differences are ::

  • More copy-to options :: Clipboard, Documents (in addition to mounted drives).
  • When entries are copied to another location, both - the sources and the destinations - are de-selected automatically, without the user explicitly have to de-select them all manually.
  • There has been a progress bar added for batch-operations.

Basic utility of this feature

  • This feature, merely does a loop-over for multiple entries. That is, the workflow and the end-result in the following two scenarios should be exactly the same ::
    • Entries, E1, E2, E3 .... En, are operated upon one after the another, individually.
    • Entries, E1, E2, E3 .... En, are selected together, and operated upon one after the another, as a single macro batch-operaton.
  • Some particular use-cases ::
    • Batch-operations speeds up makes XO-bundle installations more convenient, when multiple bundles are copied together from a USB drive to the journal. Thanks a ton to Sridhar Dhanapalan for the attention generated towards this (otherwise obscure) use-case.

Typical copy-to workflow

[Step 01] Initial "Journal" view

    • B1.png

[Step 02] Initial "Documents" view

    • B2.png

[Step 03] Select an entry in the journal. The Edit-Toolbar, signifying batch-operations, appears.

    • B3.png

[Step 04] Select more entries in the Journal.

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[Step 05] Click "Copy" toolbar button, and select to copy to "Documents" from the pop-up

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[Step 06] The confirmation alert appears. Click 'OK'

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[Step 07] If there ia any error for a entry, the message is displayed as an alert. Click 'OK' to continue.

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[Step 08] Progress status for entry

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[Step 09] Progress status for next entry. Note that the progress-status changed without any user convention

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[Step 10] Final "Journal" view. Note that all the "source" entries are de-selected.

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[Step 11] Final "Documents" view. Note that all "destination" entries are de-selected.

    • B11.png