An idea was to put an app icon in the homepage that would open a page with the app list (no bar for the whole storage), and leave the Storage page under About with only the global storage bar and its categories and a button to "Manage Apps". Idk If this could be implemented easily but I think it would be the cleanest thing to do.
Sounds good to me. App management in main screen. Storage info where it used to be.
The issue is that with different languages, button gets different sizes so I can't know which length is enough... I can put a hidden button with the wider text and take the width from it, but it seems a bit hackish... What about a small animation when it changes the width? Otherwise the size can be put outside the button...
Buttons only adjust the width to the text if no width is set, right? So if we set a nice and wide width and add an elide to the label that should do it.
Another idea: place the "clear" button to the left and the "uninstall" button on the very right. Because the user ticks the boxes at the left hand side, it seems appropriate to have the clear button on that side. Uninstall stays right. This way increasing the clear buttons width by adding more text to it will not move the uninstall button around. That reduces the movement of elements.
Another option would be to NOT display the clearage size in the button. The numbers are there for the user to sum it up. The sum could be easier displayed in the next step because the dialog has got more space available. This way the clear button would keep its fixed width.
Btw. I like how the uninstall button changes its content from uninstall -> uninstall & clear. Definitely keep that!
- I am not sure if we need to paint a "refreshing list" somehow after clearing something. I cleared the cache of one app and it disappeared. Panic. After thinking for a second, sure it moved down the list. But I guess users are always wary when deleting things.
Oh you mean an animation for the listitem going down? I hope it could be done. I am afraid the model is resetting itself completely and so the ListView doesn't know anymore the index of the app before the cleaning... I'll try to make it happen
If an animation can not (easily) be done [check messaging app when deleting chats as example], maybe put a rectangle over the whole list [z=1] with a spinner and a label saying "refreshing list" or "updating list". Use a timer to give that a second or so. And then redisplay the list. Maybe the label isn't even needed.
Yeah, I was afraid of that. Initially I put "Clear..." that usually indicates that the action is not immediate but a dialog would open instead, but then the button gets too longer imho and there is fewer space for the app list... An icon could not be very clear but maybe I'm wrong...
Maybe we should not worry about that too much. After using it the first time, users will know about the second confirmation dialog. And I get the feeling, we will only be failsafe here, with an explanatory label above. But that would just not look nice. In the end most places for (batch) clearing things provide such a dialog.
Ah ofc. Since the button is disabled the tap event is propagated to the ListItem which then collapses... I can put a MouseArea over the button that, when the button is disabled, stops the event from propagating to the ListItem,
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@mymike No worries. But pinging you right now.
Just for perfection, if a value is zero, maybe set the checkbox to disabled because there is nothing there to clear?
And I know we had this discussion, but if a size is zero (or close to zero), because there is no bar visible at all, the label looks misaligned in relation to the checkbox. But not adding that space will mess up the whole layout and make it irregular. Maybe we will just have to get along with that. It does look great all in all the way it is. So...