The latest Uploader behaviour

Daphne Ogle daphne at
Mon Jun 2 18:54:20 UTC 2008

We are planning to do some user testing in the next iteration.  I  
think we can get some good feedback about this.  If it's not a lot of  
work, perhaps we could even test a few users with both (or even all  
three) options.  It will be important to test this with less  
technically-savvy users since window management may be more  
challenging for them.


On May 30, 2008, at 3:17 PM, Eli Cochran wrote:

> My understanding was that both would come up at the same time, not
> that the OS dialog would come up before the Uploader dialog.
> I don't find it confusing to have both open at the same time. In fact
> once you are familiar with how the Uploader works, it seems that it
> makes more sense to have the both dialogs open as the OS File browser
> should be seen as an extension of the Uploader dialog.
> - Eli
> On May 30, 2008, at 1:44 PM, Erin Yu wrote:
>> Hi,
>> A quick note on the Uploader behaviour:
>> We (Eli, Daphne, and I) decided that when the user click on [Add
>> files] button from the current context, the OS file system pops up
>> right away, so the user can select the files right away rather than
>> clicking on the [Browse files] button again.
>> Currently, when the user clicks on [Add files], both the upload  
>> dialog
>> and the OS file system pop-up are shown (the OS dialog on top of the
>> upload dialog). This is confusing to the users, because they can see
>> there is something underneath the OS dialog, but they can't get to  
>> it.
>> The correct behavior would be to only show the OS dialog first when
>> they press [Add files], then show the upload dialog with the selected
>> files.
>> With the code-freeze just minutes away, we will go with popping the
>> upload dialog upon [Add files] press, and having the user click on
>> [Browse files] to see the OS dialog - for this release. I'll enter a
>> bug for the next release.
>> Thanks!
>> Erin
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Daphne Ogle
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