In that case I would recomend this to be implemented with minimal user
experience modifications as possible. I.e. no default folder. If the goal is
tome make it possible for a user to import a few notebooks at once, then
this feature it doesn't need to come active by default.
A user could simply define lookup directories, but none need to come already
in the list.
Keeping it simple is the way to conquer the world... or maybe it isn't :s

Is there any drawback of not having a directory that automagicaly gets
scanned?


On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Jaap Karssenberg <
jaap.karssenb...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 29, 2009 at 4:39 PM, Pedro <pedro...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hey all, it appears that this is really going forward. Nevertheless, here
>> goes my point of view, which apparently totally differs from most:
>>
>> Personally i don't think that much magic is necessary. The current list is
>> simple and straightforward. Adding those kind of features sure can save some
>> seconds (though they are meant to be use seldom) but also introduce some
>> confusion in less experienced users.
>> Default locations have been confusing people for a very long time. Many
>> complain that they don't know where their files are and often go rather
>> funny ways to get to a file that is one or two clicks away.
>> As it is now, the user knows what's in there because it was he/she that
>> put it in there. Short cutting complexity often results in a more complex
>> situation. Just my two cents.
>>
>
> This all depends on how you implement it. The possible pitfalls with
> default locations are part of why I stress that I want a obvious directory
> like ~/Notes as default and not a hidden directory like ~/.zim . Probably we
> should take care that the "new notebook" dialog also clearly shows the
> location where the notebook is being created.
>
> Regards,
>
> Jaap
>
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