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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#22963 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Stay in Media Manager instead of closing after click action

Reported by: beerpulse's profile beerpulse Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 3.5
Component: Media Keywords: ux-feedback
Focuses: Cc:


Media Manager in 3.4 stayed open after clicking 'set featured image'. Though a 'success' message didn't appear in the window, 'set featured image' disappeared and one could see in the background of the window that the featured image popped into view so it was evident that it had worked. It was then a one-click action to 'add image to post' because the buttons were conveniently next to each other. The window would then disappear.

Media Manager in 3.5 now has 'set featured image' and 'insert image' in two different panels/views. To do both actions on one post, it requires going into Media Manager twice because the Media Manager window closes after clicking either 'set featured image' and 'insert image'.

An enhancement would be to let the user exit Media Manager on his/her own when ready. A 'success' indicator next to 'set featured image' button could be helpful. Just keep the window open. If a person then wanted to exit to the post, they can just press escape or click off of the window & it disappears instantly (both faster than waiting for Media Manager to load up again after clicking 'Add Media').

Other ideas:

-Have the window disappear if user has set both featured image and insert into post.

-Have a combo button where a user can both set as featured image and insert into post and then have the window disappear.

Change History (4)

#2 @DrewAPicture
11 years ago

  • Cc xoodrew@… added

#4 @helen
11 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

#18708 was asking for the exact opposite, so I would call this a wontfix. Maintaining things the way they were before is not necessarily a driving factor - better workflows that lend themselves to distinct actions is, and in this case setting a featured image really is a distinct action that leads to a distinct conclusion. It's unfortunate that we used to mix everything up together, because some people have gotten used to it, but we need to move on from it. The featured image tab in the new modal was added after it was realized that that "Set as featured image" link always showed previously, even when the originating button was the one for inserting into content, but I think that's as far as is needed to go to support old workflows.

I think, for the moment, it would be best if this was thought of as a "media upload, selection, and insertion modal" rather than a manager modal.

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