View Revisions: Issue #3069

Summary 0003069: Kiss mode setting should be removed
Revision 2019-01-21 02:39 by WA9PIE
Description The applications feature a global "kiss mode" setting. Beyond the awkward name, it's an undocumented and thinly implemented feature that enables or disables certain UI features.

Looks like it controls:

Visibility of some sound card configuration features in DM780
Visibility of some columns in the DXCluster window
disables "Check DXCC update" feature in the DXCluster
disables "excel bar" and "awards verify" feature in the Awards frame
disables some features in the "Country view" in the logbook

Maybe there are more things controlled. Maybe there are fewer, as some of these settings might be invisible, overridden, etc ... I did not do an exhaustive evaluation.

I strongly advocate for the removal of this feature. The simplifications aren't worth the trouble and the cobinitorial testing they require. Only some modes are implemented, and no information is given to the user (at all!) about what features might be enabled or disabled in the product depending on the different settings. Really, the feature is a liability, and an indication of terrible UI design and UX management.
Revision 2019-01-17 10:54 by K7ZCZ
Description
The applications feature a global "kiss mode" setting. Beyond the awkward name, it's an undocumented and thinly implemented feature that enables or disables certain UI features.

Looks like it controls:

Visibility of some sound card configuration features in DM780
Visibility of some columns in the DXCluster window
disables "Check DXCC update" feature in the DXCluster
disables "excel bar" and "awards verify" feature in the Awards frame
disables some features in the "Country view" in the logbook

Maybe there are more things controlled. Maybe there are fewer, as some of these settings might be invisible, overridden, etc ... I did not do an exhaustive evaluation.

I strongly advocate for the removal of this feature. The simplifications aren't worth the trouble and the cobinitorial testing they require. Only some modes are implemented, and no information is given to the user (at all!) about what features might be enabled or disabled in the product depending on the different settings. Really, the feature is a liability, and an indication of terrible UI design and UX management.