[0.15.5] No confirmation prompt on deleting a blueprint book

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Re: [0.15.5] No confirmation prompt on deleting a blueprint book

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nonetheless, I think it shouldn't be that easy to delete a blueprint book. I have already lost 2 blueprint books with all my blueprints just because I find the interface unintuitive, and I delete the blueprint book when I'm only trying to delete the blueprint. I found a very elegant solution to the issue : I don't use books any more. Problem solved.
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Re: [0.15.5] No confirmation prompt on deleting a blueprint book

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Koub wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:45 pm
nonetheless, I think it shouldn't be that easy to delete a blueprint book. I have already lost 2 blueprint books with all my blueprints just because I find the interface unintuitive, and I delete the blueprint book when I'm only trying to delete the blueprint. I found a very elegant solution to the issue : I don't use books any more. Problem solved.
I've lost blueprints too by accident, it's not just books. There really should be an undo there or better a trash can with deleted blueprints.

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Blueprint Delete Confirmation Dialog

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TL;DR
Make a confirmation dialog box before deleting a blueprint/blueprint book.
What ?
This comes from me accidentally deleting a blueprint book, thinking that the delete button would apply to a blueprint I was holding, instead of the whole book. Admittedly, the hovertext does say "destroy blueprint book", but I was in a hurry and missed it.
Why ?
Blueprint books contain a lot of work and it would be nice if such a destructive action had a guard rail for the user.

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Re: [0.15.5] No confirmation prompt on deleting a blueprint book

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[Koub] Merged into older topic with same suggestion.
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Re: [0.15.5] No confirmation prompt on deleting a blueprint book

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At least a prompt for deleting a blueprint or book from a quickbar shortcut. It is not obvious what will happen from the quickbar.

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Confirm Deletion of blueprint book

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TL;DR
Implant a pop-up confirmation to avoid accidental deletion of blueprint books.
Confirm Deletion of blueprint book
I suggest that there should be a pop-up window to hinder accidental deletion of blueprint books.
Possibly, whenever the libary tries to erase a book, it triggers a pop-up in which you have to confirm the erasure of the blueprint book.

here's an example of how this pop-up could look like:
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(the original pop-up is of "The game has not been saved, are you sure you want to quit to the main menu?")
Why ?
I was experiencing this very cruel accident.
I was making a new blueprint book, accidentally deleted it, leaving a red cross on the toolbar, that said "The target of this shortcut to the blueprint libary is no longer present.".
Being a man of habit, i moved my favorite blueprint book over to the cross thinking it would create a new shortcut.
As you can probely figure out, it ended up deleting the book with my favorite blueprints. Nobody wanna read about the words of a angry person, so i shall keep it short. It's VERY frustating, and it could be avoided by a pop-up confirmation.
Implanting it will decrease other players frustations, especially new ones, and make the game look more professional.
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TL;DR of Why
decreases accidents and player frustation.
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Re: [0.15.5] No confirmation prompt on deleting a blueprint book

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[Koub] Merged into older topic with same suggestion.
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Blueprint deletion

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Something is wonky with blueprint deletion. I discovered an obsolete blueprint in my blueprint book (about 20-30 blueprints). I used the shift+scroll wheel method to select it as "active blueprint", which by the way is a mechanic not used anywhere else in the control scheme, and then when I hit "Delete" my entire book of blueprints disappeared.

Very frustrating.

I suggest a click-and-drag-to-trash mechanic for deleting old BPs instead of something that's apparently easy to mis-use to delete all of a player's BPs.

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Re: Blueprint deletion

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That's not a bug. You clicked delete on the blueprint book and it deleted the blueprint book.

You open the bleueprint itself and click delete inside that GUI if you want to delete an individual one.
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Re: [0.15.5] No confirmation prompt on deleting a blueprint book

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Merged with continuously growing requests :twisted:

I also point to Rsedings post about three years ago
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And from my professional point of view as web application programmer I must say, that the blueprints and especially the blueprint book has some design flaws and need some love. :)
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Re: [0.15.5] No confirmation prompt on deleting a blueprint book

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This has been implemented. There's now a prompt (in v18) asking "if you are sure," when deleting a blueprint book.

Though I agree that it isn't that smart. I don't know whether I'm deleting a book from the library, or just my inventory. That could be done better.
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Re: [0.15.5] No confirmation prompt on deleting a blueprint book

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Ya, but not long ago; I didn’t update due to mod problems. moving to implemented.
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Re: [0.15.5] No confirmation prompt on deleting a blueprint book

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Dune wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:41 am
This has been implemented. There's now a prompt (in v18) asking "if you are sure," when deleting a blueprint book.

Though I agree that it isn't that smart. I don't know whether I'm deleting a book from the library, or just my inventory. That could be done better.
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This could be much better handled. Wouldn't it be great if the prompt told you how many blueprints were in the book? e.g. "Are you sure you want to delete this Blueprint book? 14 included blueprints will also be deleted if you proceed."

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Re: [0.15.5] No confirmation prompt on deleting a blueprint book

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EnerJi wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Dune wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:41 am
This has been implemented. There's now a prompt (in v18) asking "if you are sure," when deleting a blueprint book.

Though I agree that it isn't that smart. I don't know whether I'm deleting a book from the library, or just my inventory. That could be done better.
@ssilk

This could be much better handled. Wouldn't it be great if the prompt told you how many blueprints were in the book? e.g. "Are you sure you want to delete this Blueprint book? 14 included blueprints will also be deleted if you proceed."
Indeed, feel free to make a dedicated suggestion :). The original one was been implemented.
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Re: [0.15.5] No confirmation prompt on deleting a blueprint book

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Koub wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 8:08 pm

Indeed, feel free to make a dedicated suggestion :). The original one was been implemented.
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