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From "Alan Batie (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DIRSTUDIO-234) Greyed out menu items should have a tool tip explaining *why* they're greyed out
Date Tue, 13 Nov 2007 00:25:50 GMT


Alan Batie commented on DIRSTUDIO-234:

The third option is certainly the most user friendly one.

However, in this case, something is changing and I don't know what.  Specifically, we're doing
some mail routing with the standard sendmail schema.  I used Directory Studio to remove one
sendmailMTAClassValue attribute from a sendmailMTAClassName entry.  This worked once, and
then while doing another search, the results started coming back italicized, which I'm guessing
means non-editable.  The parent entry *is* still editable, just not the member attributes.
 It acts like it's locked or something, i.e. an operational decision rather than a structural
decision from a schema interpretation.

> Greyed out menu items should have a tool tip explaining *why* they're greyed out
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DIRSTUDIO-234
>                 URL:
>             Project: Directory Studio
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: studio-ldapbrowser
>    Affects Versions: 1.0.1
>         Environment: OSX 10.4
>            Reporter: Alan Batie
> All GUIs should have a tool tip explaining why something is greyed out and what needs
to be done to make it active (and it needs to be *useful* information, not just "it doesn't
apply" or "you're not allowed to do that now" --- it's obvious the *application* thinks that
because it's greyed out).  In this case, I did a search against our ldap server, found an
attribute that needed removing and did so.  Then I did another search.  This time the font
changed to italic, and when I go to delete an attribute, Delete is greyed out.  There is no
clue anywhere as to what's going on.  I searched in help for the ldap browser, and found very

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