#3163 (ok 3.4.0-beta2) Action text

3.4.0
fixed
Interface (555)
1
2013-06-11
2010-12-21
No

I don't like the text besides the icon, it wastes space. The More dropdown has actions like Primary, Unique, Index, etc. I assume this is Add Primary? This should be clarified.

Discussion

  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2010-12-21

    About the text, it was decided that this is better for usability. If you don't like it, you can disable this behavior.

    About the action verb, I agree. I'll ask this on the devel list.

     
  • Olaf van der Spek

    > it was decided that this is better for usability.

    Which usability expert decided that?

    > If you don't like it, you can disable this behavior.

    More switches I need to flip? Too many switches is bad too!

     
  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2010-12-21

    It was from one of the Google Summer of Code 2010 projects. You can discuss this on the phpmyadmin-devel list.

     
  • Olaf van der Spek

    Why can't we discuss here?

     
  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2010-12-22

    I did not say that.... but the mailing list has more subscribers, especially the GSoC 2010 students, so we should get more feedback on the list.

     
  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2010-12-22
    • assigned_to: nobody --> lem9
     
  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2010-12-22

    Action verbs added in More dropdown -- will appear in 3.4.0-beta2.

     
  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2010-12-25
    • assigned_to: lem9 --> nobody
     
  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2010-12-27

    Explanation was given on the devel mailing list about the usability test.

     
  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2010-12-27
    • assigned_to: nobody --> lem9
    • status: open --> pending
     
  • Olaf van der Spek

    • status: pending --> open
     
  • Olaf van der Spek

    Could you include a link to it?

     
  • Olaf van der Spek

    > It was changed by Lori after doing some tests where almost nobody was
    able to guess what most of the icons should actually do.

    Isn't that why tooltips exist?

     
  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2010-12-28

    The test group had tooltips but it was not enough.

     
  • Olaf van der Spek

    Why not? Normal toolbars and PMA have worked liked that for ages.

     
  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2010-12-28

    Again, the best place to discuss this is on the mailing list.

    We are trying to help the majority of users; the test group + some developers of the team are currently thinking that this new setting being the default will be better, taking into account the kind of icons we have in phpMyAdmin.

    A seasoned user like yourself will prefer just icons and will change his setting accordingly (and with phpMyAdmin configuration storage, this can be done without touching config.inc.php).

     
  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2010-12-30
    • summary: Action text --> (ok 3.4.0-beta2) Action text
    • priority: 5 --> 1
     
  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2011-01-14
    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Michal Čihař

    Michal Čihař - 2013-06-11
    • Status: closed --> fixed
     

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