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Bug 189882 - some wizards in the IDE are too specific, often not found
Summary: some wizards in the IDE are too specific, often not found
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ide
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P4 normal (vote)
Assignee: issues@ide
Depends on:
Blocks: 189312
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Reported: 2010-08-26 07:22 UTC by Ondrej Langr
Modified: 2016-07-27 21:23 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Ondrej Langr 2010-08-26 07:22:12 UTC
Maven usability study (finding #22): 

Wizards often not found

Several participants missed the "New Entity from Database" wizard and started coding the functionality by hand by creating "New session Bean". This is because a user can not know whether there is a specific wizard, so they start with the first generic wizard which approximately matches what they want. 

For them, it would make sense to integrate the option to generate entity from database into the "New session Bean" wizzard.

The same probably applies to other very specific wizards we have in the IDE. 

(filing this to keep track of this issue and to consider in wizard redesigns in the future)
Comment 1 Jesse Glick 2010-08-26 14:08:02 UTC
Not specific to Maven that I know of.
Comment 2 Ondrej Langr 2010-08-31 11:35:34 UTC
I'm sorry, was not meant to be filed against Maven. Reassigning to myself.
Comment 3 markiewb 2016-07-27 21:23:37 UTC
There is a filter in the "New File"\"New Project" Wizard. So lowering prio