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07/01/2020 12:37:17 PM (15 months ago)
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  • Ticket #48894, comment 42

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    1010Yeah this is something that was considered. Some background first:
    1111- At firs, we considered to entirely remove this menu: the only valuable content in the menu is the "Log out" link, which could be placed elsewhere. Re: the edit profile links, there are other links to the profile in the UI. So we felt the menu itself would need to be re-considered but agreed this should happen in a broader discussion.
    12 - Turned out some plugins e.g. BuddyPress adds stuff within this menu. As often happen in WordPress, there's no established API to add items within this menu. The WordPress UI can be "hacked" in many ways and plugins can often do what they want but that doesn't mean these "hacks" are guaranteed to be supported. So for the future, I'd still consider to completely re-thing this menu and maybe remove it.
     12- Turned out some plugins e.g. BuddyPress add stuff within this menu. As often happen in WordPress, there's no established API to add items within this menu. The WordPress UI can be "hacked" in many ways and plugins can often do what they want but that doesn't mean these "hacks" are guaranteed to be supported. So for the future, I'd still consider to completely rethink this menu and maybe remove it.
    1313- The other admin bar items have long-standing accessibility issues. See for example #34668. They would need some refactoring and some simplified interaction. Right now, the interaction happens in 3 different ways for desktop mouse, desktop keyboard, and responsive view touch. Far from ideal, although I do realize the original intent (years ago) was good. The necessary refactoring is definitely out of the scope of this ticket.
    14 - Anecdotally, I can't count the number of times I accidentally triggered the Howdy menu when I just wanted to publish a post or moving the mouse in the top right area for other purposes. This is what we would like to fix now, in the simpler possible way :)
     14- Anecdotally, I can't count the number of times I accidentally triggered the Howdy menu when I just wanted to publish a post or when moving the mouse in the top right area for other purposes. This is what we would like to fix now, in the simpler possible way :)
    1515- We also agreed on the need for future iterations but for now I'd think the dropdown icon is enough to distinguish this menu from the other ones to indicate it behaves differently.
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