Boards: provide an indication when a nested item is a board

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Richard! 

    Good case you've laid out. Just dropping in to let you know that a boards icon is on the way!

     

    ~ Frank

     

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    Adam Pearson

    Similarly, it would be good to have a master key command to toggle all / current focus between bullets and boards.

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    Stefano Rausch

    Thank you for removing the board's indicator -- WF does look much c/leaner again. Nice!

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Exactly a suggestion I made recently, Adam :-). This is especially helpful when you're collaborating with others who like boards for some outlines and yourself not...

     

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    Keelan

    So, it appears the board icon (at least a concept of it) is live in the beta, and I have to say, I'm not a fan. I get the need for it, and wouldn't mind having some kind of indicator (perhaps a different colored bullet), but having that board icon in front of the text for the node next to the bullet doesn't look good. 

    Or, perhaps an option to turn it on or off in settings?

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    Marcos Dias Alves

    I found this new icon too ugly; does not fit WorkFlowy UI. I hope it's just a test.

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    Stefano Rausch

    Same here: I do not like the board icon as well. Furthermore, the alignment is off.

    A quick look via the fast menu on the left side indicates the status -- enough for me.

    Please make it a ( display ) option if you want to release it.

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    Adam Pearson

    Could make sense to have the board indicator replace the bullet, instead of being located separately.

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    Keelan

    After thinking about the board indicator some more, I do think my vote would be on a subtle change in bullet color. When we share a node, it turns light blue. What if the bullet turned light green or some other color to note a nested board? Unless they have other plans for bullet colors, that fits with the current aesthetic and still provides an easy visual cue.

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    Alfred Peters

    Hmmmm, so as a colorblind person this is...less than optimal lol. I'm not sure exactly why there is a "board indicator" honestly.

    Since we are developing different "views" so to speak wouldn't it make more sense to simply add a "view" icon or something more ingrained in the current UI? That could be a great starting place for switching between boards, grid, bullets, etc.

    It could go in, or next to, the three dot menu that pops up on hover.

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    Stefano Rausch

    "It could go in, or next to, the three dot menu that pops up on hover." ( Alfred Peters ) -- Have a look at the Faster Item Menu.

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    Keelan

    Ah, yes, as Alfred notes, colors would be problematic for many people. 

    Perhaps the best option then is simply user choice. Allow users the choice in settings to display board icons in the list or not.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    ❤️

     

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