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Item3981: NatEditContrib: List save buttons again at bottom, below form

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It would be nice to have the save buttons repeated at the bottom, below the form.

-- TWiki:Main/PeterThoeny - 27 Apr 2007

I prefer an even better solution: prevent any scrolling at all by implementing a tabbed interface. This way the toolbar will always be visible. Repeating the toolbar at the botton looks a bit odd.

-- TWiki:Main.MichaelDaum - 27 Apr 2007

Agreed that no scrolling is preferable. You won't be able to get away with scrolling for large forms though.

Repeating the whole toolbar at the bottom would not be good; just save, save & edit, cancel, undo, preview.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 27 Apr 2007

We don't have repeated buttons now in standard PatternSkin. They are only at the bottom and I'd prefer to have them only in one place to reduce confusion.

-- TWiki:Main.MichaelDaum - 02 May 2007

I disagree. I have been using other wikis that have save button on top and at the bottom, this looks intuitive to me.

The idea is to have the full button bar above the edit field, and a small button bar below the form with just the save actions.

I find it confusing to see a form and no save button below the form to commit the action.

-- TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny - 07 May 2007

What about repeating the save buttons only when a form is attached?

With this approach users that filled out a huge form as their last edit action don't have to scroll up again just to save. And if there's no form no buttons will be displayed, hence there's no confusion ;-).

-- TWiki:Main.CarloSchulz - 09 May 2007

Let's not repeat buttons on the user interface that have the same function just to reduce the average scrolling you have to do to find one of the possible save buttons which might be next to where the user is.

Repetition means confusion because the user might wonder wether these are two different actions ... even if the save buttons look identical.

Confusion is omitted if the user has to go to this one place where all buttons are.

When the form is long you will always have to scroll either back to the top, to the top of the form or down to the bottom of the page wherever the save buttons are. If you are only editing text you will have to scroll down all the way down passing the form. If you have finished the last form field you will have to scroll up again. If you edited a formfield somewhere in the middle you will also have to scroll.

-- TWiki:Main.MichaelDaum - 09 May 2007

The save buttons could be placed below the textarea, the edit buttons at the top.

-- TWiki:Main.ArthurClemens - 09 May 2007

They are only at the bottom now since 2.0pre1

-- TWiki:Main.MichaelDaum - 13 Feb 2008

Summary NatEditContrib: List save buttons again at bottom, below form
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.PeterThoeny
Codebase ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.1.2, Fri, 27 Apr 2007, build 13539
AppliesTo Extension
Component NatEditContrib
Priority Enhancement
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:16383
TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r9 - 2008-02-13 - MichaelDaum
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