Opened 11 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#1466 closed enhancement (fixed)

improve the "click to the left" aspect of the notebook

Reported by: was Owned by: boothby
Priority: major Milestone: sage-4.3
Component: notebook Keywords:
Cc: mpatel Merged in: sagenb-0.4.4
Authors: Tim Dumol Reviewers: Adam Webb
Report Upstream: N/A Work issues:
Branch: Commit:
Dependencies: Stopgaps:

Description

Aha!  Great!

This reminds we that when I started using the notebook interface, it
took me an embarrassingly long time to discover what was meant by the
phrase
'click to the left for traceback'.  I found this message confusing
because there is nothing to the left to click on.  At first I thought
this was a strange way
of saying `left-click'.  Eventually I worked it out by accident.  I
suggest a more verbose message along the lines of
`for traceback, click in the blank area just to the left of this
line'.  Or put something to click on, maybe along the lines of the
brackets in
the mathematica notebook, which has a hierarchical grouping mechanism
whereby groups of cells can be hidden or expanded together.
(Of course maybe sage does too, and I just don't know about it!)

Cheers,

Peter

Attachments (1)

trac_1466-click-to-the-left-verbose.patch (1.1 KB) - added by timdumol 9 years ago.
Makes the traceback message: "click to the left of this block for traceback" instead.

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Change History (7)

Changed 9 years ago by timdumol

Makes the traceback message: "click to the left of this block for traceback" instead.

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by timdumol

  • Cc mpatel added
  • Status changed from new to needs_review

In case anyone considers this confusing enough, this patch makes the error message slightly more verbose.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by awebb

  • Status changed from needs_review to positive_review

Seems to work as described and is a bit more clear to read. ~ Adam

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by awebb

  • Reviewers set to Adam Webb

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by was

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from positive_review to closed

merge into sagenb-0.4.4

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by mvngu

  • Milestone changed from sage-feature to sage-4.3
  • Report Upstream set to N/A

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by mvngu

  • Authors set to Tim Dumol
  • Merged in set to sagenb-0.4.4
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