advanced fields not expanded automatically where such options are configured
quoting from Phil Davis in #5027:
The old code checked if any of the advanced fields were set to non-default values.
If all advanced fields are at their default values then the Advanced button is shown on page load,
otherwise all the fields are shown (so the user can immediately see that they have specified some non-default Advanced setting).
Code around here did it:
This applies in most of the other places were and Advanced button hides a group of advanced fields.
#2 Updated by Steve Beaver almost 4 years ago
Not all of the pages that sport "Advanced" buttons require this behavior. Looking through the 2.2.x codebase it looks like these are the pages that do. They are now ready for testing.
#6 Updated by Phillip Davis almost 4 years ago
Field descriptions can get lost. For example:
1) DHCP Server, click the Advanced box for NTP Servers.
2) Enter some NTP server address - e.g. 10.49.208.250 in the attached screen shot.
4) Go away and come back to the page
The NTP server boxes are correctly displayed. But the Advanced box is not displayed at all. That includes the text in the left column that says "NTP Servers". So it is no longer obvious to the user what the fields actually are - they are just some IP addresses.
What is the best UI design here?
a) make sure that every individual field has some good description in the left-hand column - then if the row with the Advanced button goes away the user is not lost; or
b) make the row with the Advanced button be shown at all times - including on first page rendering even when the advanced fields need to be already expanded; or