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Feature #5920

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Unify and improve cross-project views layout

Added by Jean-Baptiste Barth over 13 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Category:
UI
Target version:
Start date:
2010-07-21
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Resolution:
Fixed

Description

Recently I started using Redmine with many projects inside (~100), and I found cross-project views not really easy to use :
  • only accessible by "Projects" link in top menu
  • there you have a list of your projects with contextual links which are not really contextual, but lead to other "sections" (view all issues, overall spent time, overall activity)
  • when you click on one of those links the layout changes completely : no more contextual links, you have heterogeneous sidebars
  • you cannot go to an other of the first "sections" without re-clicking on "Projects" at the top (or doing an "Previous page" in the browser to go back there..)
  • a tiny (but maybe unrelated) annoying thing for me : when you don't have any project using time tracking module, you should not see "Overall spent time" link anywhere

Imho it's a notable usability defect if you need those cross-project informations. I leave a patch where I just modified views and added a "cross-sidebar", which should be displayed on each of those pages. It's not perfect at all (maybe to much "h3" sections for instance..). Consider it as a possible start point for the discussion.

Let me know what you think.


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5920_git.diff (5.75 KB) 5920_git.diff Jean-Baptiste Barth, 2010-07-21 05:24
cross_project_layout.png (53.5 KB) cross_project_layout.png Jean-Baptiste Barth, 2010-07-21 05:24
cross_project_menu.png (6.06 KB) cross_project_menu.png Jean-Philippe Lang, 2010-07-25 16:14
cross-project-menu-r15983.png (44.2 KB) cross-project-menu-r15983.png Go MAEDA, 2016-12-11 09:26

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Actions #1

Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 13 years ago

there you have a list of your projects with contextual links which are not really contextual, but lead to other "sections" (view all issues, overall spent time, overall activity)

I agree, but I think it would make sense to display a cross-project menu rather than links in the sidebar:

Actions #2

Updated by Jean-Baptiste Barth over 13 years ago

Yes, it might be more intuitive and compatible with what is done in projects.

Actions #3

Updated by Go MAEDA over 8 years ago

  • Related to Feature #14006: A shortcut to view all issues of all projects added
Actions #4

Updated by Go MAEDA over 7 years ago

Jan-Phillipe Lang has already implemented "cross-project menu" described in #5920#note-1 in r15983 (I really like this menu!).
I think we can set target version of this issue to 3.4.0.

Actions #5

Updated by Go MAEDA over 7 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Defect to Feature
Actions #6

Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 7 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed
  • Assignee set to Jean-Philippe Lang
  • Resolution set to Fixed

Please reopen if anything is missing from the original request.

Actions #7

Updated by Go MAEDA about 7 years ago

  • Related to Patch #17745: Issues page sidebar - Link to issues page added
Actions #8

Updated by Go MAEDA almost 6 years ago

  • Related to Patch #29184: Add home to the application menu added
Actions #9

Updated by Go MAEDA over 5 years ago

  • Related to Feature #30207: Hide menu item in the cross-project menu if the module is not enabled in any project added
Actions #10

Updated by Daniel Fehrle about 5 years ago

We use Redmine with your "better crossprojects"-plugin and have projects with a large number of child projects. We would like to be able to collapse them.

Is that something that can be added? How much would it cost?

Please contact me:

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