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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#8926 closed enhancement (invalid)

wp-admin/index.php "Cancel" unclear

Reported by: jidanni Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version:
Component: UI Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

In wp-admin/index.php one clicks "Cancel" on an item. This causes four
HTTP GETs

wp-admin/index.php
wp-admin/index-extra.php?jax=dashboard_plugins
wp-admin/index-extra.php?jax=dashboard_secondary
wp-admin/index-extra.php?jax=dashboard_primary

but apparently the item is still there.
So cancel apparently means just canceling editing this item, not
canceling the item. Therefore you at least need a tooltip balloon.
(Apparently really cancelling it for good entails a click in "screen options".)

(Also some might get a kick out of the hyperlinks that only appear when the mouse is on top of them,
but you are making older users have to mouseover everything looking for hidden links.)

Change History (4)

comment:1 azaozz5 years ago

  • Component changed from JavaScript to UI
  • Owner azaozz deleted
  • Severity changed from normal to minor
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

To get to the "Cancel" you'll first have to click on "Configure". Also it reloads the page, that's why the feeds are updated. Still the "Cancel" could be moved next to the "Submit" so it's clearer it applies to the configuration.

comment:2 jidanni5 years ago

  • Cc jidanni@… added

comment:3 janeforshort5 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.8 to Future Release

comment:4 johnbillion4 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Summary changed from p-admin/index.php "Cancel" unclear to wp-admin/index.php "Cancel" unclear

Just to clarify that jidanni was talking about the configurable meta boxes on the dashboard, such as the Incoming Links box.

Behaviour reported in the ticket is expected. Removing a meta box is done via the Screen Options menu which is consistent behaviour.

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