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From "Daan Hoogland (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Closed] (CLOUDSTACK-6310) Consider removing (or at least an option to disable) pop-over functionality in the UI
Date Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:23:59 GMT


Daan Hoogland closed CLOUDSTACK-6310.
    Resolution: Won't Fix

> Consider removing (or at least an option to disable) pop-over functionality in the UI
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-6310
>                 URL:
>             Project: CloudStack
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>      Security Level: Public(Anyone can view this level - this is the default.) 
>          Components: UI
>            Reporter: John E Vincent
> One of the most painful things in the CS UI is the "pop-over" functionality.
> To date it has caused countless unintentional behaviours on our part and from what I've
gathered to other users as well.
> There are a few main issues:
> - The firing of the popover UI happens inconsistently. 
> In some cases it fires mousing over a menu item. In other cases it fires when mousing
over a "+" sign in lists. Still in other cases it seems to fire when you hover for some undetermined
period of time in a list item. I'm pretty sure this is all latency related but I haven't looked
at the code to see if the UI popover triggers a new API call for details.
> - The pop-over doesn't clear properly all the time
> This one is really annoying because depending on the variable size of the popover and
where it fires, it actually OBSCURES the list you're trying to navigate.
> - The pop-over doesn't reset for different elements
> This is similar to the previous and actually the cause of much consternation. You can
mouse over the "+" for a list item and it will actually be showing the WRONG item. This can
be disastrous on the same scale as the "reset/reboot" icon fiasco.
> - The information never fits anyway
> In almost every non-trivial case, the popover can't hold the information it needs to
display anyway.
> I want to be clear that I really enjoy the UI in most cases but the popover has caused
me countless amounts of lost time in trying to avoid it only to have it get stuck or fire
just because I moved the pointer out of the way.
> I don't have any hard suggestions here and I'm not a UI expert by any stretch but it
feels to me that possibly an accordion approach (expand down on list item click for instance)
would be a much more navigable paradigm. This brings back the intent of selection with UI
interaction instead of it being subject to where someone stows the mouse pointer.

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