Clipboard: eliminate the distinction between single and multiple selection
It's hard for an editor to understand the actual concept of "single record mode" and "multi-selection" clipboard.
Even when understood, the concept is pretty confusing IMHO.
I propose to move to a more common concept "choose the record(s) and then make the action".
At the moment, this is the concept behind the "single record mode" but this lacks the possibility to select multiple records.
On the other hand, the "multi-selection" mode allows to select multiple records but the concept of "annotating" (because you're not really transferring) these selected records in a virtual container (the clipboard) and then moving or copying them is difficult for most users to grasp. This current concept of "multi-selection" has some advantages, but I have rarely found them useful.
Instead, I propose to keep the multiple records selection of TYPO3 v11 but to eliminate the "transfer to clipboard" step in favor of a more direct and known "cut/copy and then paste".
Updated by Xavier Perseguers about 1 year ago
I quite agree to this. Additionally, the current behaviour could be kept by allowing user to Cmd+Click (on mac) another record to "add" it to the clipboard. This should be depicted visually on the mouse cursor when Cmd is pressed and would allow the current behaviour of either moving to another page of records to add them to the already selected items, or to move to another type of record and add the newly selected records as well. All without having to mark and then transfer to clipboard, as suggested.