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Opened 5 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#49748 new defect (bug)

Grouping block are less simple and useful

Reported by: ettore.gabrielli Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: major Version: 5.4
Component: Editor Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

New version of block editor make gruping block more more difficult: it's hard to select a block, it's hard to select some blocks and group together, it's hard make new Group Block and create new blocks inside...

Change History (1)

#1 @sabernhardt
2 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Editor

@ettore.gabrielli Thanks for the report!

I can add some specific details to that, though the discussion of improvements to the group block may be better somewhere on the GitHub repo.

I haven't found anything that cannot be done any more, but methods definitely have changed. I noticed two tasks performable one way in 5.3 that no longer work the same way in 5.4.

  1. To move an existing block to the end of a group block that already has another block in 5.3, people using a mouse (or other pointing device) could have clicked and dragged the block directly to that location. In 5.4, clicking and dragging the inner block before an earlier block and then clicking the down arrow would work. For a future release, a "Move to" feature should help mouse users as well as keyboard users.
  1. I can't click the parent group block by the border anymore in 5.4. It should be better now, with a block tree at the bottom of the editor that outlines the block nesting. To select a group block, first select a block inside it and then click "Group" at the bottom.

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