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#39852 new enhancement

Change the confusing "Screen Options" button text

Reported by: cryptex_vinci Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: ui Cc:

Description

From a new users perspective the label "Screen Options" doesn't make any sense. Seems technical, it doesn't express anything meaningful. From a general perspective by reading a buttons text it should be clear to users what it does. Besides that the text Screen Options is not that common either.

In my opinion, It would be easier and meaningful if it uses one of these :

1. see more
2. more information
3. display more

Google Books Ngram Viewer
how many times these terms has been used (from year 1800 to 2000)
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Google Trends
http://i.imgur.com/CA2SHv4.png

Reference:

  1. Design Words With Data https://medium.com/dropbox-design/design-words-with-data-fe3c525994e7#.hv4ce0o2q
  2. How To Design Words https://medium.com/@jsaito/how-to-design-words-63d6965051e9#.tfmbqs2ux

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Default Screen options Button

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Change History (9)

@cryptex_vinci
4 years ago

Google Ngram Viewer

@cryptex_vinci
4 years ago

Default Screen options Button

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by afercia. View the logs.


4 years ago

#2 @afercia
4 years ago

  • Component changed from Text Changes to Administration
  • Focuses accessibility administration removed
  • Version 4.7.2 deleted

@cryptex_vinci thanks for your report and welcome to Trac! I'm going to remove the accessibility since it's not strictly related to an accessibility issue.

#4 @lukecavanagh
4 years ago

@cryptex_vinci

Display More, would make more sense than Screen Options.

#5 @melchoyce
4 years ago

I'd be up for improving this label, but I think the proposed solutions don't necessarily clarify any better what is in Screen Options.

"See more," "More information," and "Display more" all neglect to tell you what you're seeing more of. See more what? More information about what? Display more what? Whatever label we use should answer that.

Honestly, not sure this is any different from #21583, which is the root problem — Screen Options just aren't very discoverable.

#6 @cryptex_vinci
4 years ago

It's definitely tricky. Context of "What" a user is seeing depends on the area he/she is browsing. Although Display more info about post/ pages doesn't seem right too. In terms of clarity "Display more info", "Show more info" or any other proposed solution would be better in my opinion than just Screen Options.

#7 @Travel_girl
3 years ago

What about "Display more setting options" maybe a bit long, but I found it quite clear.

Or should we continue this disscussion in #21583

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