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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#5761 closed enhancement (wontfix)

activity reply message "or press esc to cancel" is inconsistent and confusing

Reported by: jreeve Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 1.2
Component: Templates Keywords: ui-feedback
Cc:

Description

When replying to activity feed comments, users are presented with a "Post" button and followed by a message that says "or press esc to cancel." This seems unusual, especially since users might not be focused in the text box or have their hands on their keyboards if they want to get rid of the reply box. A fix for this would introduce a "cancel" button and put it next to the "Post" button.

Change History (7)

#1 @r-a-y
7 years ago

  • Component changed from Activity to Template Pack
  • Keywords ui-feedback added
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement
  • Version set to 1.2

Good eye, jreeve.

My opinion is an extra button next to the "Post" button will make the UI a little cluttered.

I would rather show the "Press esc to cancel" text on textarea focus.

Version 0, edited 7 years ago by r-a-y (next)

#2 @DJPaul
7 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

Let's keep this in mind for when we work on the default templates.

#3 @jreeve
7 years ago

My solution to this was:

My rationale was (to elaborate on the original ticket description a little bit):

  • It seems inconsistent to have the actions for posting and cancelling mapped to two different input devices. Furthermore, those input devices are the exact opposite ones users will be using in those contexts. When a user is writing text and about to post, the user is required to switch to using a mouse to click the Post button, and when a user doesn't want to input text, he/she is required to use the keyboard to press "esc" to cancel it. This doesn't seem right.
  • An unobtrusive "Cancel" button is, IMO, actually less UI clutter than the rather bulky message "Press esc to cancel."
  • As you say, Ray, keeping touch screens in mind is a good idea. Also, some bluetooth keyboards, like those made for tablets, don't even have escape keys.

#4 @DJPaul
6 years ago

  • Component changed from Appearance - Template Pack to Appearance - Template Parts

#5 @DJPaul
5 years ago

  • Component changed from Appearance - Template Parts to Templates

#6 @DJPaul
4 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing most tickets related to BP-Default and BP-Legacy, since the upcoming BP-Nouveau template pack (planned for 3.0) will make these redundant.

#7 @DJPaul
4 years ago

Closing most tickets related to BP-Default and BP-Legacy, since the upcoming BP-Nouveau template pack (planned for 3.0) will make these redundant.

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