Bug report #16157

Generic Help system: Behavior of the '+' button is not really obvious

Added by Harrissou Santanna over 7 years ago. Updated about 7 years ago.

Category:Documentation and Help
Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:24069


Go to Settings --> Options --> System --> Documentation Paths
Click the '+' button
It looks like nothing happened. But actually a new row has been added to the frame below
It would be nice to automatically place the focus on the added row (with the cursor inside, ready to type)

More generally, this behaviour is different from the other '+' buttons in the dialog. Those ones open the file browser to pick the folder you want.
I know that the doc one can also add hyperlink but.... Maybe can we find a dialog that helps to do both???... I don't know really how yet (sorry!)

Associated revisions

Revision 3cd37be0
Added by Alexander Bruy about 7 years ago

add placeholder when new help location entry added (fix #16157)


#1 Updated by Alexander Bruy about 7 years ago

  • Tag deleted (Help system)

It is consistent with some other settings, e.g. datum transformations.

#2 Updated by Harrissou Santanna about 7 years ago

Indeed, it's. But browsing the whole dialog, I think it's the only one that behaves like that. And I do not feel that this behaviour of Datum is a good one.
If we want to keep such simple way to add links, then give a look to the Network tab --> Use proxy for web access --> Exclude URLs option: it adds a row but with 'URL' typed in. The user is then aware that a new line is added and can write/paste anything in it. Otherwise, he could be waiting for something and think it's broken (as I experienced the first time).

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No
  • Regression? set to No

#4 Updated by Alexander Bruy about 7 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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