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Opened 5 months ago

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#43221 new defect (bug)

Don't hide the Help tab on small screens

Reported by: afercia Owned by:
Milestone: 5.0 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords: has-patch ui-feedback
Focuses: ui, accessibility Cc:

Description

#40985 is going to make the Screen Options tab available also on small screens, as hiding it in the responsive view prevents access to important options.

In the same way, there's apparently no good reason to hide the Help: users need the Help content also on small screens. The current behavior is probably inspired to the first days of the responsive design, where hiding features to "remove clutter" was considered a viable approach. Today, better responsive design transforms the UI without hiding features.

I'd like to propose to try to find a way to keep the Help tab toggle visible also on small screens. Worth noting the Help panel content and the Screen Options content (as mentioned in #40985) would need some improvements for the responsive view, but that's out of the scope of this ticket.

Attachments (3)

43221.diff (894 bytes) - added by xkon 4 months ago.
Show Help Tab and add some responsive css fixes
43221-preview-1.png (17.1 KB) - added by xkon 4 months ago.
Preview 1 of 43221.diff
43221-preview-2.png (23.5 KB) - added by xkon 4 months ago.
Preview 2 of 43221.diff

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Change History (9)

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


5 months ago

#2 @afercia
5 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

@xkon
4 months ago

Show Help Tab and add some responsive css fixes

@xkon
4 months ago

Preview 1 of 43221.diff

@xkon
4 months ago

Preview 2 of 43221.diff

#3 @xkon
4 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

43221.diff gives it a shot on making the Help tab visible on devices under 768px width.

Also it adds some minor css edits to make the text responsive as well.

The 'Help Tab Sidebar' that includes the links to Forums etc was actually 2nd in place as a div so I made it hidden for small devices to not interupt the flow of 'title -> content', but we can figure that out in the future I guess if we want to show it as well on small devices.

#4 @melchoyce
4 months ago

  • Keywords ui-feedback added

#5 @printsachen1
7 weeks ago

@wcretreat in Germany at the Contributing we are looking at this ticket. We think it's helpful and works on mobile.

#6 @SergeyBiryukov
7 weeks ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 5.0
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