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Offline Max Lemesh

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User Friendly Error Messages and logs
« on: July 10, 2024, 01:55:53 PM »
Hi guys... Some UX/UI suggestion here. Messages like these might give you all the info you need.

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Error copying '/Volumes/Untitled/PRIVATE/M4ROOT/CLIP/C0073.MP4' to '/Volumes/BLUE/WORK/2024-07-10-NS-MISTRAL/video/tmp.{C144BB79-A66A-6c46-93C3-4CE7079B8409}.MP4'.  Details: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=640 "“C0073.MP4” couldn’t be copied to “video” because there isn’t enough space." UserInfo={NSSourceFilePathErrorKey=/Volumes/Untitled/PRIVATE/M4ROOT/CLIP/C0073.MP4, NSUserStringVariant=(
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), NSDestinationFilePath=/Volumes/BLUE/WORK/2024-07-10-NS-MISTRAL/video/tmp.{C144BB79-A66A-6c46-93C3-4CE7079B8409}.MP4, NSFilePath=/Volumes/Untitled/PRIVATE/M4ROOT/CLIP/C0073.MP4, NSUnderlyingError=0x6000031dde00 {Error Domain=NSPOSIXErrorDomain Code=28 "No space left on device"}}

But it is not user friendly at all. I'd say it might be  even scary to average photographer. Especially when the last line and most useful part of this message is hidden so that you need to scroll to see it.

All of these tech details could still be displayed in expandable part of the error message, for you to tell us what exactly went wrong if we don't get it. As a photographer all I need to see is the last line

------- how it could look like instead

No space left on device
with maybe some additional info like
Error while copying file C0073.MP4 from UNTITLED to BLUE

> Details (here goes expandable part)

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« Last Edit: July 10, 2024, 02:34:01 PM by Max Lemesh »