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Bug #6092

(multiple pages): Using the select+click anchor method of changing item order, there is no easy way to move an item to the bottom of the list

Added by Jim Pingle over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
Web Interface
Target version:
Start date:
04/08/2016
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Affected Version:
2.3
Affected Architecture:

Description

On pages like firewall rules and IPsec, using the select-and-click-anchor method of relocating places the target position above the item row where the anchor was clicked.

Since there is no anchor below the list, there is no way to move an item to the bottom row. You can move an item above the last row, and then move the last item above that as a workaround.

For pages that support drag-and-drop that can be used instead and has no problems.

Not sure how best to address this. Putting a single anchor below the list would look weird, and changing the behavior so it moves under would make moving to the top column a problem instead.

Also there is no visual indicator of where the rule will move. On 2.2.x and before, hovering over the "move here" icon made the cell borders dark between the rows to indicate where the item was being moved.

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#1 Updated by Steve Beaver over 3 years ago

We'll use Shift-click the anchor to move rules below, and add something to show where the rues will end up.

#2 Updated by Steve Beaver over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Feedback
  • Assignee changed from Steve Beaver to Jim Pingle

Hold down the shift key to move checked items AFTER the row in which anchor icon is clicked.
Tool-tip changes from "before" to "after" when shift key is pressed
infoblock hint text has been updated to include this feature

#3 Updated by Steve Beaver over 3 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#4 Updated by Chris Buechler over 3 years ago

This looks good to me, but want JimP to confirm.

#5 Updated by Jim Pingle over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Assigned
  • Assignee changed from Jim Pingle to Steve Beaver

It does work, though I'd be happier if there were some other visual indicator of where the rule will drop. At least when I tested, to see the tooltip text change you had to press shift before making the tooltip appear, which wasn't very helpful. There is a note in the info panel but it's not something people will see right away since it's collapsed. Perhaps the shift+click note should be added to the tooltip directly. "Move checked rules above this one. Shift+Click to move checked rules below." and then when shift is pressed: "Move checked rules below this one. Release shift to move checked rules above."

I still miss the thick line from earlier versions showing where they'd drop, but that may be impossible/impractical now.

#6 Updated by Steve Beaver over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Feedback
  • Assignee changed from Steve Beaver to Jim Pingle

Updated as requested

#7 Updated by Jim Pingle over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved

Looks good now, a lot more intuitive/user-friendly.

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