Carmen Deoganis (electra310) wrote in suggestions,
Carmen Deoganis

Add top level "disable inheritance" option to mood them editor

Add top level "disable inheritance" option to mood them editor

Short, concise description of the idea
Make one checkbox at the top of the editor that will disable all inheritances in the mood theme you're working with.

Full description of the idea
Instead of making users rush through and uncheck every box in an already established mood theme, make a single box at the top of the page that, when checked, will uncheck every "inherit from (emotion)" checkbox in the editor.

An ordered list of benefits
  • The inheritance feature, while really good for creating a mood theme initially, is a pain in the ass when you already have a few dozen images in your mood theme. Having the option to disable all allows the user more freedom to change top-level moods without affecting the specialized moods she's already specified below.
  • Having a top-level inheritance disabler would also prevent the irritating situation of having to hurry and uncheck everything before your moods start reverting to inheritance, which has happened to me twice tonight already.

An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • I don't think that this will have much in the way of drawbacks, since it's only an option to disable a feature that may not be useful for users who are editing a theme rather than creating it.

An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
  • I don't really know programming, but I don't think it can be too difficult, just program a single checkbox that, when checked, unchecks every other box on the page. The mood editor only uses checkboxes for the inheritance feature, so nothing else would be affected.
Tags: mood themes, user interface, ~ submitted - needs retagging
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