Status line: "Select the Session tab to see classroom learning material" is confusing

Bug #806805 reported by grofaty
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Lernid
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John S. Gruber

Bug Description

I have installed Lernid 0.8.1.4 from Lernid PPA on Ubuntu 11.04. When you connect into Lernid there is info in status-bar: "Select the Session tab to see classroom learning material". This info is confusing, because by default Session tab is already selected.

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Nathan Handler (nhandler) wrote :

I would agree with this. One thing that might be interesting to do would be to have the status bar briefly (only for a few seconds) display a description of what the current tab does. This description would only be displayed the first time the user switches to a tab. So instead of, "Select the Session tab to see classroom learning material", it might say, "In the Session tab, you can see the text, slides, and web content of the session and ask questions".

I am also unable to confirm, but if grofaty did an exact quote, 'lerning' should be 'learning'.

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Mohammad AbuShady (coalwater) wrote :

By doin a small find with grep i could tell the that sentence is mentioned in 3 files, and it's spelled correctly on all 3

./build/scripts-2.7/lernid: line 145:
Statusbar.push_message(_('Select the Session tab to see classroom learning material'), duration=20)

./bin/lernid: line145:
Statusbar.push_message(_('Select the Session tab to see classroom learning material'), duration=20)

./po/lernid.pot: line158:
msgid "Select the Session tab to see classroom learning material"

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grofaty (grofaty) wrote :

IMHO help info should not be posted in status bar. Maybe we could do the same thing as on Question checkbox, on mouse over Session tab help tip window pops-up explaining what this tab is for. But in this case we should most probably make some option in View menu to turn on/off "help tips" (one switch to turn off all help tips).

P.S. Sorry for typo, I am not a native English speaker, so I just make nonsense typos.

grofaty (grofaty)
summary: - Select the Sesstion tab to see classroom lernid material is confusing
+ Select the Session tab to see classroom lernid material is confusing
Changed in lernid:
assignee: nobody → John S. Gruber (jsjgruber)
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John S. Gruber (jsjgruber) wrote : Re: Select the Session tab to see classroom learning material is confusing

I plan to avoid displaying this message at the initial change to the session message where it is redundant, as grofaty points out.

summary: - Select the Session tab to see classroom lernid material is confusing
+ Select the Session tab to see classroom learning material is confusing
description: updated
summary: - Select the Session tab to see classroom learning material is confusing
+ Status line: "Select the Session tab to see classroom learning material"
+ is confusing
Changed in lernid:
milestone: none → 0.8.5
Changed in lernid:
status: New → Fix Released
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