Have a new idea?
I'd like to have a button to delete my tasks, instead of delete them via the dropdown-box.
Posted at 6:38am on October 20, 2010
did you know you can use the delete button on your keyboard to delete tasks?
Posted 3 years ago
There's a distinct UI reason to make delete a little harder than complete. Complete is something you can change simply by changing the status. Delete is permanent if you don't immediately catch the "undo?" notification (which most people will ignore because they expect it to say whatever they think they just did rather than reading it to see what it actually said). If delete was a button next to complete, it would be very easy to hit it accidentally. By putting it in the dropdown, it's separate from the easily fixable (and more common for the average user) actions. That doesn't stop things from being deleted accidentally, but it does require more attention on the part of the user to get to the delete function, so it's less likely. It's a UI rule: Make positive actions big and easy to hit with one click. Make negative actions, particularly those which are irrevocable, smaller and more obscured so that they require more attention to perform.
Posted 2 years ago