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floating window for sticky note is always too small for its contents - 45 views

priority UI GUI accessibility Diigolet 3.1b900 sticky note window palette pane dialogue gpd4 963980 972777 1414458

started by Graham Perrin on 29 Sep 09
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  • Graham Perrin
    Within the palette: the main menu (Private/Public etc.) and the Post button are invisible. It's necessary to scroll down before they appear:


    * Diigolet 3.1b5900
    * Safari 4.0.3 (6531.9) in Mac OS X 10.6.1 Build 10B504

    See also

    Sizeable Sticky pop-up & misleading of sticky or comment

    I really miss my rich text formated sticky notes

    > the floating window that constrains the text may be too small

    Accessibility, in particular: enlarged text within a somewhat small Diigolet floating window of annotations
  • Graham Perrin
    I tried zooming text (only) to the minimum size, expecting:

    * disappearance of both scroll bars
    * full appearance of the menu and the the Post button.


    b) the Post button remains partially obscured


    c) the note travels far from its highilight:

    If (c) distancing is a normal result of (a) zooming, then zooming should never be a workaround. In any case, sticky notes should be always perfect first time.

    Golden rules

    Diigo home pictures highlights and sticky notes as the two core features of Diigo.

    The highlighter pen must work, perfectly:
      — the pen must not fight the person holding it
      — the person should not need to shake the pen to make it work.
    If a pen failed during a presentation, I would discard the pen and use an alternative.

    The sticky note pad must work, perfectly:
      — the yellow paper must not crumple before its written upon
      — the writer should not need to stretch, shrink or step away from a page to make it usable with a sticky note
      — the writer should not need to put down the pen, unfurl the edges of the note, then again pick up the pen before writing.
    If a sticky note pad screwed up like that during a presentation, I would discard the pad and use an alternative.
  • Graham Perrin
  • Graham Perrin
    Bump! I just demonstrated Diigo to a colleague, this UI bug was a bit embarrassing.

    (I imagined that the bug affected users only if larger font sizes are preferred, but I see the bug on other computers.)
  • Graham Perrin
    @ Diigo

    Please, might you fix these three bugs in the next round?

    The first two always and seriously affect usability for the Diigo user
    — each and every time a note is added.

    The third bug, which may be a little more difficult to fix (window of note is far too wide), sometimes affects usability for the public, and for anyone else who does not have an installed version of Diigo.


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