Feature #90659

Default not displayed for "Installation-Wide Options" + make switching to default easier

Added by Sybille Peters 3 months ago. Updated 3 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Should have
Assignee:
-
Category:
Backend User Interface
Target version:
-
Start date:
2020-03-06
Due date:
% Done:

0%

PHP Version:
Tags:
configuration,settings,backend,usability
Complexity:
Sprint Focus:

Description

Default not displayed

The default is not displayed for all options. In some cases, the default is written in the text, e.g. for [SYS][exceptionalErrors] " Default is 4096 = E_ALL & ...".

The default is available in the DefaultConfiguration.php, so maybe this is easily possible to do to automatically display the default.

Also, because of #90658 the displayed current value does not always reflect the saved state.

Often, the default value is just empty string. But for values with a selection (e.g. cookieSecure, cookieSameSite), how do you know which is the default and how do you switch to the default if you don't know?

Some ideas:

  • display the default value in a different style
  • or display the default, only if the current version is different from default, along with current value, e.g.
[BE][cookieDomain] = mydomain (default: '')

How do you switch to the default?

  • if you want to change a specific setting to the default, you often can if there is a text field by emptying the text field. But, this is not immediately intuitive.
  • Having a button "Set to default" or "Set all values to default" might be helpful

Related issues

Related to TYPO3 Core - Bug #90658: The current value for "Global Configuration" that is displayed is not changed if configuration is saved, not until modal is reopened New 2020-03-06

History

#1 Updated by Sybille Peters 3 months ago

  • Related to Bug #90658: The current value for "Global Configuration" that is displayed is not changed if configuration is saved, not until modal is reopened added

#2 Updated by Sybille Peters 3 months ago

  • Tags set to configuration,settings,backend,usability

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