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Bug 64545 - No reason to have Shared Files toggle button
Summary: No reason to have Shared Files toggle button
Alias: None
Product: obsolete
Classification: Unclassified
Component: collab (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Petr Nejedly
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-09-16 16:01 UTC by Jaromir Uhrik
Modified: 2005-11-14 10:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Jaromir Uhrik 2005-09-16 16:01:25 UTC
[NetBeans dev build #200509141800 + collab modules downloaded from UC on 09/15]
There is the "Shared Files" toggle button on the top. It has no effect when the
button is pressed. It is confusing and users can probably explore the
functionality of button (with no result). It should be replaced by other
component such as JLabel or something similar.
Comment 1 Marian Mirilovic 2005-09-20 11:15:40 UTC
This issue has been also pointed during the UI review of collaboration module as
a P2.
Comment 2 Petr Nejedly 2005-09-22 10:33:43 UTC
Let me explain the function of the button first:
The collab support is extensible, you can have more "channels" in a conversation
active at once. Filesharing is one such channel, chat is another one, output
sharing is the thirs one we're currently providing. But only one of them is
"visual" - the filesharing channel (chat channel is visual as well, but it's a
special case). In case you have more visual channels, you can switch between
them using toggle buttons on the top of the conversation window, and in that
case you'll need the button there. I'll attach a screenshot of conversation with
audiochannel added.

Now to the real issues with the button:
1. It should be impossible to toggle it off by clicking on it. It should rather
   behave like an item in a radio button group.
2. It should not be visible at all in case it is alone there.
3. The channel UI composition is maybe wrong from the beginning, but that's
   for different discussion.

I'll try to fix point 2.
Comment 3 Petr Nejedly 2005-10-12 15:34:44 UTC
Fixed as described:

Will be available through AU as Collaboration UI v1.0.5
Comment 4 Jaromir Uhrik 2005-11-14 10:42:09 UTC
Verified in Collaboration User Interface v. 1.0.8.