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Feature #29285

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Add "Assign to me" shortcut to issue edit form

Added by Marius BĂLTEANU over 5 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

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Normal
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UI
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Resolution:
Fixed

Description

I would like to add an "Assign to me"[1] link next to the "Assignee" field which can be used to set the current user as assignee. There are a lot of cases when I edit an issue and I want to assign the issue to me. Using this shortcut, we save one click without any side effect.

1 I'm using this feature in GitLab and from there the idea.


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assign_to_me.png (173 KB) assign_to_me.png Marius BĂLTEANU, 2018-07-27 00:46
0001-Add-Assign-to-me-link-to-issue-form.patch (5.5 KB) 0001-Add-Assign-to-me-link-to-issue-form.patch Marius BĂLTEANU, 2018-08-01 08:08
gitlab-assign-to-me@2x.png (7.54 KB) gitlab-assign-to-me@2x.png "Assign to me" link in GitLab Go MAEDA, 2018-08-01 08:33
jira.png (24.9 KB) jira.png Marius BĂLTEANU, 2018-08-03 17:48
29285-v2.patch (4.5 KB) 29285-v2.patch Go MAEDA, 2020-02-18 09:50
Screen Shot 2020-09-24 at 22.13.29.png (30.5 KB) Screen Shot 2020-09-24 at 22.13.29.png Michael Michalewicz, 2020-09-24 23:19

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #2558: Assign all new issues to myselfClosed2009-01-21

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Related to Redmine - Feature #12907: Add a button "Assign to me" on issue view.Reopened

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Actions #1

Updated by Marius BĂLTEANU over 5 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
Actions #2

Updated by Mizuki ISHIKAWA over 5 years ago

+1

I often assign people to myself.
Many people will be pleased if the work is done with just one click.

Actions #3

Updated by Bernhard Rohloff over 5 years ago

+1

Sounds like a great idea.

Actions #4

Updated by Marius BĂLTEANU over 5 years ago

  • Assignee set to Marius BĂLTEANU
Actions #5

Updated by Marius BĂLTEANU over 5 years ago

Here is the patch.

Actions #6

Updated by Go MAEDA over 5 years ago

FYI: Screenshot of "Assign to me" link in GitLab
Assign to me link in GitLab

Actions #7

Updated by Marius BĂLTEANU over 5 years ago

Thanks for posting it. I didn't know that they changed the position of the link in the lastest versions (I'm using 10.4.3), but I still prefer to have it right after the dropdown.

Actions #8

Updated by Marius BĂLTEANU over 5 years ago

It seems that Jira has also this feature:

Actions #9

Updated by Go MAEDA over 5 years ago

  • Has duplicate Feature #12907: Add a button "Assign to me" on issue view. added
Actions #10

Updated by Go MAEDA over 5 years ago

  • Related to Feature #2558: Assign all new issues to myself added
Actions #11

Updated by Go MAEDA over 5 years ago

  • Has duplicate deleted (Feature #12907: Add a button "Assign to me" on issue view.)
Actions #12

Updated by Go MAEDA over 5 years ago

  • Related to Feature #12907: Add a button "Assign to me" on issue view. added
Actions #13

Updated by Go MAEDA over 5 years ago

  • Target version set to Candidate for next major release
Actions #14

Updated by Go MAEDA over 4 years ago

Redmine has "<< me >>" option in the dropdown. It is enough for me. Do users really need "Assign to me" link as well?

Actions #15

Updated by Robert Korulczyk over 4 years ago

Go MAEDA wrote:

Do users really need "Assign to me" link as well?

I would prefer "Assign to me" as button outside of edit mode. Right now you need 4 clicks to assign issue to yourself. This patch reduces this to 3 click, which is still quite a lot for such simple change. Quite often the only change you want to make is to assign issue to yourself, and having one-click button for this would be quite useful. It would be even better if you could combine it with status change, for example "Start" button which will assign issue to user and change issue status to "in progress".

Actions #16

Updated by Go MAEDA about 4 years ago

I have updated the patch to be applicable to the current trunk r19511.

Actions #17

Updated by Go MAEDA about 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Candidate for next major release to 4.2.0

Setting the target version to 4.2.0.

Actions #18

Updated by Go MAEDA about 4 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee set to Go MAEDA

Committed the patch. Thank you for improving Redmine.

Actions #19

Updated by Miodrag Milic over 3 years ago

I would prefer "Assign to me" as button outside of edit mode.

This seems like much better solution IMO.

Actions #20

Updated by Michael Michalewicz over 3 years ago

Hi all.

Fantastic stuff with the 'Assign to me' button.
I do have one suggestion, please correctly if I am wrong.
Would it be better to have the button next to the 'Edit' button? (see attached screen)

The reason why I think this would make more sense if, that if you are reading the description of the issue and what to take ownership of it, you would have to use just one click to do so, in comparison if you need to click edit first then clicking a button next to the active list Assignee is exactly the same as just choosing yourself from the drop down list.

Actions #21

Updated by Go MAEDA almost 3 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Patch to Feature
  • Resolution set to Fixed
Actions #22

Updated by Jenda Benda almost 3 years ago

Michael Michalewicz wrote:

Hi all.

Fantastic stuff with the 'Assign to me' button.
I do have one suggestion, please correctly if I am wrong.
Would it be better to have the button next to the 'Edit' button? (see attached screen)

The reason why I think this would make more sense if, that if you are reading the description of the issue and what to take ownership of it, you would have to use just one click to do so, in comparison if you need to click edit first then clicking a button next to the active list Assignee is exactly the same as just choosing yourself from the drop down list.

Thank you a lot for this function...
I would also suggest and prefer to have it at the menu bar as well as mentioned by Michael.
It's quite common to have it there in other systems like JIRA etc. In redmine we have to use "redmine additionals" plugin for this currently-(
I can see two use cases for this - your feature here is probably for easy choosing "active user" from the list of users. Another use-case would be (and very often is) as Michael mentioned to see the issue and just "take it" and assign to "myself" by one click.
For example by using plugin additionals we can easily change statuses of the issues also by one click having "kind of shortcut" ready in the menu for possible next and previous statuses of the issue. Any "shortcut" like this very speed-up the work with redmine. I can imagine tons of buttons to automate recurring and repetitive tasks in redmine that need to be done manually by users and by editing issues or adding time records.

Actions #23

Updated by Go MAEDA almost 3 years ago

Please open a new issue for feature requests or bug reports.

This issue has already closed and the feature has been delivered in 4.1.0, so please don't add comments.

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