Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#3368 closed enhancement (fixed)

PL2: "show in tabs" and "show in sliding windows" / multi-line tab bar

Reported by: sebastiank Owned by: potlatch-dev@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: potlatch2 Version:
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If you select a way, you get "show in tabs" and "show in sliding windows" symbols in the lower right part of the left area.

First of all, these icons are not easy to understand at first sight. They look somewhat important and are placed such that they catch my eye all the time. Imho they are placed to prominently.

Second, i never considered using sliding windows, because i'm much more familiar with tabs. However there can be too many entries, such that they the tabs do not fit. (E.g. for residential road)

A scrolling tab bar is not something you want to have, when in principle, there is enough space to show all entries at once.

So the ideal solution for me would be a multi-line tab bar.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Richard

Interesting idea. There are certainly some bugs in the SuperTabNavigator? we use at present (tabs often become unselectable); a multi-line tab bar isn't something I'd thought of before, but it certainly has the advantage that everything's visible.

This looks like a good, lightweight component and could potentially be used to replace both the SuperTabNavigator? and the Accordion which we have at present.

I'd be interested to hear people's thoughts.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by stevage

IMHO we have too little on each tab, and hence too many tabs. Looking at highway=residential, there is: Basic, Naming, Cycle, Physical, Permission, Restrictions, Walking, Transport, Misc. These could, with a bit of thought, be condensed greatly, perhaps down to something like Physical, Usage (covering anything that is painted or signed), and Routes.

Or, perhaps have smarter ways of working out which properties a user is interested in.

But, basically, I don't think simply looking for a way to jam more tabs onto the screen is going to lead to good usability or an elegant interface.

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by Richard

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Flex 4 branch no longer has scrolling tabs; has smaller tabs due to use of icons; and provides sub-categories as a place to put lesser-used tag editors.

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