Task #95246

New users can’t guess they can click on the icon of a content to get the context menu

Added by Rachel Foucard about 1 month ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

Status:
Under Review
Priority:
Should have
Assignee:
-
Category:
Backend User Interface
Target version:
-
Start date:
2021-09-16
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
TYPO3 Version:
11
PHP Version:
Tags:
Complexity:
easy
Sprint Focus:

Description

For a better overview, A new button for the content element context menu is added in the content element header right button bar.


Files

more-button.JPG (9.29 KB) more-button.JPG Rachel Foucard, 2021-09-16 10:30

Related issues

Related to TYPO3 Core - Task #94629: Simplify and optimize the readability of the page module interfaceUnder Review2021-07-24

Actions
#1

Updated by Rachel Foucard about 1 month ago

  • Related to Task #94629: Simplify and optimize the readability of the page module interface added
#2

Updated by Gerrit Code Review about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from New to Under Review

Patch set 1 for branch master of project Packages/TYPO3.CMS has been pushed to the review server.
It is available at https://review.typo3.org/c/Packages/TYPO3.CMS/+/71108

#3

Updated by Gerrit Code Review about 1 month ago

Patch set 2 for branch master of project Packages/TYPO3.CMS has been pushed to the review server.
It is available at https://review.typo3.org/c/Packages/TYPO3.CMS/+/71108

#4

Updated by Rachel Foucard about 1 month ago

Hi,

more explanation about the actual context menu problem and proposed solutions:

A context menu usually displays a list of actions related to a selected object after a right click on it. A real context menu of a content in the page module should appear on a right click anywhere on the content box, but it actually appears on a right or left click on the CType icon.

This icon is different for each content type because it's primary role is to give the CType information. It's not looking like a button, a new or occasional editor really can't guess that it is the only way to list the secondary actions.

For those reasons, the actual context menu for the contents in the page module is more like an "easter egg" that an helping interaction.

Yes, editors that work very often with TYPO3, you and me, we all know that if we click on a tiny icon we may get a context menu. Because we have this information in our long term memory, since a tutorial reading, or a training and didn't forget it because we use TYPO3 every day.

A better UX should make the users "use recognition rather than recall". A "more actions" button on the right button group will have several advantages:
  • it's a button, so anyone can guess you can click on it
  • at the end of the other primary action buttons, with this easy to recognize icon, anyone can guess that he/she will get more secondary actions

Actually, the exact same UX improvement is in place for the list module and the file module.

Some additional improvement that we could propose in this patch to be more consistent with the more button of the list and file modules:
  • no right click on this button
  • dark design
  • positioning above the button and not above the mouse

Rachel

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