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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#9914 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

UI issue adding widgets with no options

Reported by: mrmist Owned by: azaozz
Milestone: 2.8 Priority: normal
Severity: trivial Version: 2.8
Component: Widgets Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Adding a widget with no options to a sidebar places the widget in "expanded" form in the sidebar with no immediately obvious way to continue addding more widgets (because there is no "save" button).

You can add further widgets after "minimizing" the newly-added widget.

Suggested way forward - it would be more consistent if all widgets had the "save" button. Alternatively, widgets without options could be added in the "collapsed" state thus removing the click required to minimize the widget.

Attached screenshot shows what I mean re: the lack of a save box.

Leaving this as a bug as it appears broken to me.

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nooptions.jpg (41.7 KB) - added by mrmist 6 years ago.
no save button, unlike widgets with options

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Change History (6)

@mrmist6 years ago

no save button, unlike widgets with options

comment:1 @azaozz6 years ago

They can be closed from the open/close arrow on the right side of the titlebar. Perhaps we need to make these arrows always on and more visible (and possibly change them Up/Down for open/close).

Also more widgets can be added while some are still open, it's just less convenient to drag them. Having a Save button when there's nothing to save doesn't seem right.

comment:2 @mrmist6 years ago

Making the collapse icon more visible would satisfy the issue for me.

Otherwise for people who do not deal with widgets much (like me) it's not obvious what to do next.

comment:3 @Simek6 years ago

  • Component changed from General to UI

comment:4 @ryan6 years ago

  • Component changed from UI to Widgets
  • Owner set to azaozz

comment:5 @azaozz6 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In [11482]) Always show the open/close arrow next to the widget title, fixes #9914

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