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Show link code + copy button in about dialog #1129

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markamber opened this Issue Jan 1, 2013 · 8 comments

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When testing deployment of SparkleShare to my high school's FIRST robotics team testers were having a disproportionately hard time finding their link code, compared to installing and setting up a folder.

This should be made simple with a menu entry allowing a user to locate or copy the link code file via the status icon. This would greatly ease deployments of SparkleShare to novice users.

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hbons commented Jan 1, 2013

which version of SparkleShare is this?
did you miss the code on the first run tutorial?

I run the Mac version and I was obviously able to find the link code (Im a linux windows and mac user and know my way around a computer)
My less experianced guinne pigs downloaded version 1.0, so am I.
I installed it on windows and saw no link code in the tutorial...

Let me get annother computer and try an install there

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hbons commented Jan 2, 2013

you should see it on the last page of the tutorial. which also mentions a copy is kept in your SparkleShare folder.

You know what when I deleted a file in a .config directory it was as if I
had run this thing for the first time. Now it is pretty easy to explain.

I want to congratulate you on a 1.0 release (that is really worthy of the
1.0). I have been watching the project for years and now I am finally able
to deploy it to my team and make us more productive.

  • Mark Amber -

On Jan 2, 2013, at 8:48 AM, Hylke Bons notifications@github.com wrote:

you should see it on the last page of the tutorial. which also mentions a
copy is kept in your SparkleShare folder.


Reply to this email directly or view it on
GitHubhttps://github.com/hbons/SparkleShare/issues/1129#issuecomment-11810219.

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hbons commented Jan 2, 2013

thanks! :)

ok, glad it makes sense now. i'll make sure the link code will appear in the about dialog as well, so it will be easier to find when you go look for it. i guess it's easy to forget where to get it when it's been a while you last used the code or went throught the first run tutorial.

That sounds good, especially since I am dealing with people who don't know
what a home folder is (although they know what a documents and downloads
folder is) in a cross platform sense that makes it easy to explain.

  • Mark Amber -

On Jan 2, 2013, at 10:20 AM, Hylke Bons notifications@github.com wrote:

thanks! :)

ok, glad it makes sense now. i'll make sure the link code will appear in
the about dialog as well, so it will be easier to find when you go look for
it. i guess it's easy to forget where to get it when it's been a while you
last used the code or went throught the first run tutorial.


Reply to this email directly or view it on
GitHubhttps://github.com/hbons/SparkleShare/issues/1129#issuecomment-11813571.

I completely agree with markamber here. Has this issue been solved now? This was the first stumbling block I encountered when I tried connecting for the first time. I had missed this in the tutorial which goes from being well made and super easy to suddenly "Copy this long code now or you'll have to Google to find out where it is saved on your computer later".

And, BTW: Where on my system should I start looking for the SparkleShare folder?

Sparkleshare looks really sleek and well made so it's kinda just a couple of small fixes like this and you'll be there.

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hbons commented Mar 4, 2013

the ground work has been done and the Mac client now provides the ability to find the link code in the status icon menu. now the UI bits for Linux and Windows just need to be added.

@hbons hbons closed this in c228337 Mar 9, 2013

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