UI mock-up - Account Setup Rev.3
ben.bucksch at beonex.com
Sat May 11 04:29:32 UTC 2019
sorry for not being clear enough.
Alessandro Castellani wrote on 11.05.19 04:48:
> Currently in TB, if you close the Account Setup dialog and open the
> Settings Dialog, you can't create an account unless you go through the
> same Account Setup dialog. Is that right?
> Isn't the "Account Settings" dialog kinda useless without an account?
> Probably I'm wrong but, shouldn't the user have at least an email +
> name saved in order to access the advanced configuration?
That's correct, yes. We need at least: Name, email address, server
hostname, username, protocol (IMAP or POP3) before we can create the
account, and we need to create the account before we show the "Account
settings" dialog ( = advanced config).
I'm proposing 2 alternative options:
* Make a small little button in the account creation dialog, in manual
config mode only. This is what we currently do in the dialog in TB
60/68. (If we do this, please make it a real button, not a link, so that
the action becomes clearer, and put it somewhere out of eye focus, so
that people don't click it out of curiosity.)
* In your new first dialog "set up existing" / "get new address" /
"calendar" / movemail etc., in the "..." menu button that you already
added, add a option "Advanced email configuration". If clicked, you get
a new dialog (which doesn't exist yet), which has the above input
fields, and *no* checks (other than basic syntax validation), no
hand-holding at all. Very dumb, silly dialog with just a bunch of text
fields. Click "Create" and you end up in the "Account settings" dialog
for further detail settings.
The 2. option is my prefered option.
> So, I'm convinced a shortcut to advanced configuration is needed for
> fringe cases, advanced users, or when our auto config and the manual
> config screen are not enough, that's for sure.
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