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Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#53790 new enhancement

Do not close block inserter when selecting blocks

Reported by: curtiskessler Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version:
Component: Editor Keywords:
Focuses: ui Cc:

Description

I suggest changing the behavior of the list of all blocks in the block editor to NOT automatically close the list as soon as the user has clicked elsewhere on the page.

The automatic closing of the list feels jarring and unexpected, and it increases the number of clicks required to build a post with many blocks.

See my short video (1:27) for specifics:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfZqZxzKUuk

Change History (2)

#1 @sabernhardt
4 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Editor

#2 @sabernhardt
4 months ago

  • Summary changed from Improve user experience in block editor. to Do not close block inserter when selecting blocks

Thanks for the report!

It seems to be related to when the settings sidebar is expanded (which happens when you type within a block).

There is a similar issue opened on the Gutenberg repository:
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/24734

However, that was closed in favor of an issue about reopening the inspector panel sidebar, and I think you want to keep both open at the same time.

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