Issue 581: Usability idea: empty document should have getting-started hint text in the Targets window

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Status:open
Assigned To:Brian Pratt
Type:Todo
Area:Skyline
Priority:3
Milestone: 
Opened:2018-06-08 by Brian Pratt
Changed:2019-12-13 by Brendan MacLean
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2018-06-08 Brian Pratt
Title»Usability idea: empty document should have getting-started hint text in the Targets window
Assigned ToGuest»Alex MacLean
Type»Defect
Area»Skyline
Priority»3
Milestone»4.2
A common complaint I heard at ASMS this year is that Skyline is hard to get started with because "it just sits there with its blank screen and stares at you". We see this on the support board too ("I wanted to load my raw data but it said I didn't have any transitions, what now?").

Several users agreed that if the Targets window had some kind of help text in it when a document is empty, that would be a big help. No need to go full Clippy, but something friendly that suggests a few different ways to get targets loaded would be an inexpensive but large usability boost.

2019-12-13 Brendan MacLean
Assigned ToGuest»Brian Pratt
Not sure what this would look like, but Alex won't be the one to do it. Maybe just a clickable region that brings up the Start Page?

Opportunistic feature that will require the right inspiration to get done. No deadline.