Feature #22090

Make project settings more accessible

Added by Jan from Planio www.plan.io over 1 year ago. Updated 21 days ago.

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Category:UI
Target version:Candidate for next minor release
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Description

Currently, users have to find the Settings tab and within the settings section the respective tab to change settings for a certain aspect of their project. This is not always intuitive and users at Planio are asking frequently, e.g. how to create a new repository.

Therefore, this patch adds a handy Settings icon in each project module where appropriate that links directly to the respective tab in settings.

So, if you're currently within Repositories, changing the repo settings is just one click away.

- Repository - Sub-Subproject with a very long name - Redmine 2016-02-19 14-47-56.png (123 KB) Jan from Planio www.plan.io, 2016-02-19 08:48

0001-Adds-Settings-icon-to-contextual-area-for-project-vi.patch Magnifier (9.38 KB) Jan from Planio www.plan.io, 2016-02-19 13:06

History

#1 Updated by Jan from Planio www.plan.io over 1 year ago

  • Description updated (diff)

#2 Updated by Jan from Planio www.plan.io over 1 year ago

Updating patch to properly check required permissions

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

  • File deleted (0001-Adds-Settings-icon-to-contextual-area-for-project-vi.patch)

#4 Updated by Go MAEDA over 1 year ago

I think this is a good idea.

However in order to implement this feature I think it is necessary to refactor part of the Settings screen. For example, the Issues Categories tab is linked from the Issues screen button, but that is not the only setting related to issues. The Information tab's Trackers and Custom Fields are also settings related to issues. I think we should remove the Issue Categories tab, create a new tab that organizes all the settings related to issues, and link to that.

#5 Updated by Jan from Planio www.plan.io over 1 year ago

Go MAEDA wrote:

I think this is a good idea.

Thank you for your feedback.

However in order to implement this feature I think it is necessary to refactor part of the Settings screen. For example, the Issues Categories tab is linked from the Issues screen button, but that is not the only setting related to issues. The Information tab's Trackers and Custom Fields are also settings related to issues. I think we should remove the Issue Categories tab, create a new tab that organizes all the settings related to issues, and link to that.

I agree that this would be an improvement to the settings screen, but in the spirit of keeping patches small and self-contained, I would not make this a requirement for this issue, rather than a separate new issue that can be discussed on, implemented and released individually.

#6 Updated by Mischa The Evil 21 days ago

I agree with Go MAEDA that this is a good idea to make the settings views more accessible.

Some feedback based on a visual review of the patch:
  • I miss a similar settings link in the versions/show view.
  • I agree with Go MAEDA again regarding the settings views in relation to the settings link in the issues views, but I also agree with Jan's response given in note-5 (it shouldn't be a blocking issue).

Another approach (which drastically cuts down the amount of views to be modified) to achieve a similar goal could be to add sub-menu items on the settings project menu item for these links, although such is less obvious than the proposed approach which provides a specialized settings link for most of the project modules views individually. What do you think?

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