Defect #17579

Edit Watchers List Loses Checked Watchers When Performing Multiple Searches

Added by Brandon Liles over 3 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

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Resolution: Affected version:2.4.2


When editing the watchers list on an issue, if you search for a user, click their name but do not click "Add", and then perform a new search, the clicked contact is lost.

It would be more intuitive if checked watchers were not lost by doing a new search. The search could filter the user list client-side instead of requiring server round trips, and this would prevent the clicked contacts from being lost.

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Defect #17071: Adding Watchers UX Is Not Clean New
Duplicated by Redmine - Defect #18916: Adding Multiple Watchers - Doesn't add when you re-search... Closed


#1 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 3 years ago

  • Related to Defect #17071: Adding Watchers UX Is Not Clean added

#2 Updated by Mischa The Evil about 3 years ago

  • Duplicated by Defect #18916: Adding Multiple Watchers - Doesn't add when you re-search users. added

#3 Updated by James H about 3 years ago

+1 in 2.6.0

I think it would be good if either the system "remembers" previously checked options or the system adds or removes watchers in "real-time" as the user is clicking.

#4 Updated by Luka L├╝dicke over 1 year ago

I tested the patch from #17071#note-1 (which is two years old) and it fixes the issue. When will it be applied?

btw: that is a good example where the select2 widget could provide a elegant solution

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