Topic: Roll-up mouse behavior
I've been trying out To-do Lists for a couple weeks now, and I have a setup I like (see attached pic). I have one thing that is irritating about the app that I wanted to share.
As you can see from the pic, all my windows are rolled-up. When I click on them they roll down and I can use them. However, my mouse has to stay within the small space of that window. If my mouse moves outside the window the list rolls itself back up. I know this seems logical, but I can't tell you how often I click on the window, it rolls down, I click on a line to enter something, and then I move my mouse out of the way ... and the widow rolls back up. I'm slowly trying to train myself on this, but it seems counter-intuitive to me.
My suggestion would be that if I click on a rolled up window, your app is now active. That would should stay rolled-down until I switch apps. If I pop back to my mail or browser app, or perhaps even if I click on a different list, THEN it should roll up. That makes a lot more sense to me, and I think would be far more intuitive to users starting to use your app.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I hope it is useful in helping you make your product better.
PS: I don't think my picture upload is going to work ... just getting a spinning icon