Additional icon for contextmenu
The contextmenu is a very helpful feature that can increase the productivity while working with redmine. Many people don't know of this great feature because it is only triggered by a right mouse click, which is not a common user interaction on the web. In order to make this feature more prominent this patch adds an icon to table rows that have a contextmenu, which allows to trigger the appearance of the contextmenu with a regular mouse click.
As there was no icon with three dots available in the famfamfam available, we created our own by using an existing icon with a dot.
This gif shows this new icon in action on the issues table:
#7 Updated by Jan from Planio www.plan.io 3 months ago
The patch is based on user research we did for Planio Redmine Hosting. We also surveyed a number of other platforms which use item list representations and context menus (Dropbox, Nextcloud, box.net, etc.). A horizontal three dotted icon seems by far to be the most common trigger for a context menu these days. Right click without alternative was only present in a few examples (e.g. Google Drive). The feature will be rolling out at Planio soon and I would love for this to become part of Redmine as well!
#11 Updated by Marius BALTEANU 3 months ago
Felix Schäfer wrote:
Marius BALTEANU wrote:
It looks good also with a vertical three dotted icon.
This would be confusing as the vertical dots are already used as drag and drop handlers for trackers, enumerations, statuses and so on.
From my knowledge, the drag and drop handlers have a green arrow as icon. Anyway, it is not so important how the dots are displayed, both options look good to me and also, the dots can be easily rotated only from CSS. I just wanted to point out this alternative.
#13 Updated by Felix Gliesche 3 months ago
I am attaching an updated patch, that sets correct colspan when grouping issue lists.