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|Summary:||Call pop-up editor for double-click in input field|
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|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
|Issue Depends on:||33737|
Description Atila 2014-06-17 12:56:29 UTC
Since the new in-line editing feature of input fields (issue 33737), a double click in a input field opens the "Edit fields" dialog, which does not allow edition despite the name. Wouldn't it be better if double-click could open the old pop-up dialog instead? The new inline feature would still work, and there would be a way to use the old solution, which can still be usefull as a fallback in some situations, like copy-and-paste and nostalgic users;) Looks like a win-win scenario, since it would then combine the strengths of both solutions: one would normally use inline editting, which is fastest, but could use the dialog if he so whishes.
Comment 1 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2014-06-19 06:16:59 UTC
Suggestion: The 'old' function 'edit all input fields starting on the first one' which is available via Shift-Ctrl-F9 also opens the 'old' edit input dialog, but has the additional button 'Next' in order to switch to the next input field. May be it would make sense to open this 'old' dialog when performing a double-click. May be it this dialog could also get a 'Previous' button.
Comment 2 tanstaafl 2014-11-05 13:02:10 UTC
All of our 60+ users are lamenting the loss of the old pop-up dialog for individual fields. All but two have steadfastly refused to let me update them to newer versions at this point in time because of this one change, until recently. A few more allowed me to update them (reluctantly) once the Paste bug was fixed (thanks Olivier or whoever fixed it!), but again, the vast majority strongly prefer the pop-up dialog editing method to in-line. As for the CTRL-SHIFT+F9 'workaround'... This really isn't a viable option either, for us at least... I know this because we tried it... The reason is we use a lot of forms with many Input Fields on them (most around 20, but some have more than 40), and to have to cycle through all of them to find the one they want - well, it is very easy to miss, and then you have to start over again - very frustrating. Incidentally, I do think adding a 'Back' button to the main pop-up dialog that cycles through all of the fields as Olivier suggested is a very good idea, but that would be a separate enhancement request. Note: I personally much prefer the pop-up dialog, but I also understand the reason for adding in-place editing and am not against it. So... since the code to handle Input Fields in the old pop-up dialog is obviously still there, shouldn't it be relatively trivial to just add a new 'feature' to allow a dbl-click on the field to open the pop-up dialog, and the single click to put you in in-line editing mode? Please, please, please consider this as a way to satisfy the many users that I know that prefer the old way. I really can't see a downside to this, only an upside.
Comment 3 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2014-11-05 16:04:35 UTC
@tanstaafl: I am not against to bring back the 'old' input dialog - may be in an improved mode with 'Previous' and 'Next' buttons. But I would also like to understand what features are missing in the in-place editing mode compared to the 'old' input dialog. What hinders the users from using the in-place editing mode?
Comment 4 tanstaafl 2014-11-05 16:36:49 UTC
Hi Oliver, Thanks very much for considering this! Our users will be dancing in the streets... ;) (In reply to Oliver-Rainer Wittmann from comment #3) > @tanstaafl: > I am not against to bring back the 'old' input dialog - may be in an > improved mode with 'Previous' and 'Next' buttons. I like the idea very much, as long as when an individual field is dbl-clicked, it is the field that was double clicked that opens up in the pop-up edit mode, instead of starting with the first field, as it does now (so the user doesn't have to start cycling through them to find the one they want to edit). > But I would also like to understand what features are missing in the > in-place editing mode compared to the 'old' input dialog. What hinders the > users from using the in-place editing mode? It isn't really a matter of missing features, it is more a matter of personal preference. I have known about how Word allows in-place editing of these fields, and I have always much preferred Openoffice's pop-up editor to Words in-line editor. Many people (but not all by any stretch) that I turn on to Openoffice feel the same way. That said, I have worked with just as many who much prefer the in-line way, and indeed I heard lots of rejoicing from them when your work landed... :) Thanks again for your hard work!