htietze (Heiko Tietze)
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Sep 11 2015, 6:01 PM (232 w, 4 d)
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Mar 17 2016

htietze added a comment to T1798: A sanity check before a query is executed - T1455.

The options are:

  • Colored background (somewhat awkward)
  • Colored frame (very common but maybe not obtrusively enough)
  • Speech bubble (UX recommendation in the MS world)
  • Notification/message panel (default for KDE but not in respect to a particular control)
Mar 17 2016, 10:38 AM · KDE PIM: KMail

Mar 16 2016

htietze added a comment to T1797: Support autocompletion of values - T1455.

Despite from the phrasing the task meets the expectations. As I suggested in the other thread it makes sense to adjust the required number of characters to how many items the dropdown would have. Given a large list of email with
sender from AAA... to ZZZ and you type A it is of no use to show all senders.
And I suppose your dropdown list reduces further when it is open with every entered charcter (e.g. "receiver is F" ... "receiver is Franci"). Also it has to be possible to navigate through the list with cursor keys as well as home/end and to select an item with the mouse.

Mar 16 2016, 12:10 PM · KDE PIM: KMail
htietze added a comment to T1795: Support autocompletion of keywords - T1455.

I would make the autocompletion dependent to the number of potential results. The dropdown must not contain of hunderts of items so you get it only when the target might be easy to find. In the example it's good with the first letter, but in case of more than 20 options (to name an arbitrary number) it's better to expand only when two or more charcters are entered (and to have an explicite way to show the list of options by pressing F2, for example), and finally for the AND/OR/NOT combinations you could expand immediately.

Mar 16 2016, 7:57 AM · KDE PIM: KMail
htietze added a comment to T1796: Support autocompletion of suggestions for valid operators - T1455.

I'm not so sure if multiple ways to enter values support learnability. I mean when "John's emails from last two weeks" (cf. #T1453) or "John 08/15" and "Sender=John AND time>08/15" is all the same how are users supposed to learn it?
About this particular item, I wonder how to update the proposal later from for instance "Date>2016..." to ""Date<2016...".
And the idea to offer all operators might also lead to an usuable state. Take the example "receiver John Date 2016/03/18" and add more criteria to increase the complexity.

Mar 16 2016, 7:50 AM · KDE PIM: KMail

Feb 4 2016

htietze added a project to T1493: Documentation and supportive features: KDE PIM: KMail.
Feb 4 2016, 10:16 PM · KDE PIM: KMail
htietze created T1493: Documentation and supportive features.
Feb 4 2016, 10:14 PM · KDE PIM: KMail
htietze added a comment to T1453: Visualization of naturally typed queries.

Target: Query parser

Feb 4 2016, 10:06 PM · KDE PIM: KMail
htietze added a comment to T1456: Transfer from visual query builder to Natural Query Parser.

Target: Query parser/Query generator dialog

Feb 4 2016, 10:05 PM · KDE PIM: KMail
htietze added a comment to T1454: Same search across applications.

Target: Query parser/Query generator dialog

Feb 4 2016, 10:05 PM · KDE PIM: KMail
htietze added a comment to T1455: Support for creating valid queries.

Target: Query parser

Feb 4 2016, 10:04 PM · KDE PIM: KMail
htietze added a comment to T1457: Show all search options.

Target: Query generator dialog

Feb 4 2016, 10:04 PM · KDE PIM: KMail
htietze added a comment to T1458: Adding items to the query.

Target: Query generator dialog

Feb 4 2016, 10:03 PM · KDE PIM: KMail
htietze added a comment to T1459: Defining operators.

Target: Query generator dialog

Feb 4 2016, 10:03 PM · KDE PIM: KMail
htietze added a comment to T1460: Storing the search query.

Target: Application (sidebar)

Feb 4 2016, 10:03 PM · KDE PIM: KMail
htietze added a comment to T1461: Presentation of the search results.

Target: Application

Feb 4 2016, 10:02 PM · KDE PIM: KMail

Jan 28 2016

htietze added a member for KDE PIM: KMail: htietze.
Jan 28 2016, 6:14 PM

Sep 11 2015

htietze added a watcher for Plasma: Design: htietze.
Sep 11 2015, 6:10 PM
htietze added a member for Plasma: Design: htietze.
Sep 11 2015, 6:08 PM
htietze added a member for Breeze: htietze.
Sep 11 2015, 6:05 PM