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From Deepak Garg <>
Subject RE: UI: Too many Clicks(aargh)
Date Fri, 31 Aug 2012 06:37:24 GMT

Pressing Tabs don't take us from 'fields' to 'Buttons'. It is necessary to switch to Mouse
from KeyBoard.
If this can be improved, it will be nice.


-----Original Message-----
From: Prasanna Santhanam [] 
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: UI: Too many Clicks(aargh)

The CloudStack UI's Admin View is a superset of the User View right
now. The users (tenants) are typically only interested in their VMs.

The Admin however is interested in managing the resources in the
Cloud. The HV-Hosts Infrastructure, Physical Networks, Virtual
Networks (VirtualRouters), Health of servers, devices etc. Instances
of tenants come next.

If the clicks to these important parts can be simplified it would be a
good improvement.

On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 01:59:20PM -0400, Sonny Chhen wrote:
> Hello All,
> In an effort to improve upon the user experience of CloudStack I
> wanted to tackle the most talked about issue we've heard about in
> the ui, too many clicks. With that in mind, I wanted to ask where
> you guys are going within the ui that causes this issue. Is it from
> 1 destination point to more information(i.e. dashboard
> ->instances->instances details{stance detail tabs}) or is it from
> section to action(i.e.  infrastructure->zone->select zone->network
> tab->select network->network config).
> We reworked the Infrastructure page for global access to all parts
> as opposed to the original version when it was just statistics of a
> zone. With the example I sent out a few days ago(see link below), we
> also want to add a quickview with possible navigation options to a
> new table design. Your feedback will help us determine where we
> should be navigating to in this new view and where we can also make
> adjustments.
> Thanks in advance for the feedback and help.
> Thanks You and Best Regards,
> Sonny H. Chhen
> Manager of User Interface & User Experience | Citrix Systems - CloudPlatform
> 4988 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA  95054, USA


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