Quite often I will prune unwanted alternates by selecting the chevron icon of an inactive alternate and selecting the “discard” option:
The problem here is:
- The alternate that the context menu applies to is not highlighted (since it’s not currently active in the mockup view)
- The alternate list is quite small and so it’s a bit hard to be sure of which one got selected (the chevron icon is still visible, but this is quite a subtle cue)
- The confirmation that is then shown is generic and does not include the name of the alternate version:
…all of this leads to a degree of uncertainly that I am deleting the correct alternate. If I’m in a rush, mistakes could be made. Since there seems to be no trash storage for discarded alternates, this is a bit dangerous.
A cheap fix for this would be simply to include the alternate name in the discard/cancel confirmation.