Patch #26655

Additional icon for contextmenu

Added by Felix Gliesche 3 months ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:NewStart date:
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Category:UI
Target version:4.1.0

Description

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:

contextmenu.gif (71.4 KB) Felix Gliesche, 2017-08-09 12:37

vertical.png (109 KB) Marius BALTEANU, 2017-08-14 21:58

0001-Use-button-as-additional-option-for-contextmenu.patch Magnifier (12.6 KB) Felix Gliesche, 2017-08-15 13:59

mastodon-context-menu-button@2x.png (35.8 KB) Go MAEDA, 2017-08-16 02:52


Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #5711: Make Bulk Edit menu more apparent... New 2010-06-18
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #1590: Awkward way of accessing shortcut menu in issue list Closed 2008-07-06

History

#1 Updated by Jan from Planio www.plan.io 3 months ago

  • Target version set to Candidate for next minor release

#2 Updated by Jan from Planio www.plan.io 3 months ago

  • File deleted (contextmenu.gif)

#3 Updated by Felix Gliesche 3 months ago

#4 Updated by Jan from Planio www.plan.io 3 months ago

  • Tracker changed from Defect to Patch

#5 Updated by Go MAEDA 3 months ago

+1

Felix Gliesche wrote:

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.

I think it is exactly right. It is very good idea to make the context menu obvious.

#6 Updated by Luis Blasco 3 months ago

You're absolutely right. Context menu is not used, too "hidden". This is a very good solution.

#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!

#8 Updated by Go MAEDA 3 months ago

  • Target version changed from Candidate for next minor release to 4.1.0

The icon greatly improves usability.
Setting target version to 4.1.0.

#9 Updated by Marius BALTEANU 3 months ago

Very nice feature, especially that it will make the context menu available on the mobile.

It looks good also with a vertical three dotted icon.

#10 Updated by Felix Schäfer 3 months ago

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.

#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.

#12 Updated by Felix Schäfer 3 months ago

Marius BALTEANU wrote:

From my knowledge, the drag and drop handlers have a green arrow as icon.

You are right, I am sorry, the 3 dots are used in a theme, and vertical dots are used as drag and drop handlers in Gmail for example too.

#13 Updated by Felix Gliesche 3 months ago

I am attaching an updated patch, that sets correct colspan when grouping issue lists.

#14 Updated by Jan from Planio www.plan.io 3 months ago

  • File deleted (0001-Use-button-as-additional-option-for-contextmenu.patch)

#15 Updated by Go MAEDA 3 months ago

FYI:
Mastodon (social network server) uses horizontal three dots button for context menu.

#16 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA 3 months ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#17 Updated by Go MAEDA about 1 month ago

  • Duplicated by Feature #1590: Awkward way of accessing shortcut menu in issue list added

#18 Updated by Mischa The Evil 14 days ago

  • Related to Feature #5711: Make Bulk Edit menu more apparent... added

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