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From "Rob Moran (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Comment Edited] (NIFI-4390) Add a keyboard shortcut for Connection related dialogs
Date Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:39:00 GMT

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Rob Moran edited comment on NIFI-4390 at 9/21/17 10:38 AM:
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[~scottyaslan] I definitely like the thinking; however, only offering it here will make it
inconsistent with other dialogs. We should consider other scenarios where more user input
is required on other form elements. I don't think it is a good idea to always have 'Enter'
accept changes if a user is still making configuration choices. I think a more comprehensive
approach is necessary that would enable a user to 'tab' forward through a dialog (and shift+tab
backward). Then the 'enter' key would act on the element that is in focus. We would need styling
changes to account for that, so it is clear what button/field/control/etc. is in focus and
will therefore be acted on. Even in this example of a single relationship connection dialog,
it is not clear that keypressing Enter will trigger the Add button.

Keyboard shortcuts are nice to have and the idea has come up before (NIFI-1592 is related).
In my opinion more thought and planning would be required so users can expect the same basic
keyboard interactions throughout the app.


was (Author: rmoran):
[~scottyaslan] I definitely like the thinking; however, only offering it here will make it
inconsistent with other dialogs. We should consider other scenarios where more user input
is required on other form elements. I don't think it is a good idea to always have 'Enter'
accept changes if a user is still making configuration choices. I think a more comprehensive
approach is necessary that would enable a user to 'tab' forward through a dialog (and shift+tab
backward). Then the 'enter' key would act on the element that is in focus. We would need styling
changes to account for that, so it is clear what button/field/control/etc. is in focus and
will therefore be acted on. Even in this example of a single relationship connection dialog,
it is not clear that clicking Enter will trigger the Add button.

Keyboard shortcuts are nice to have and the idea has come up before (NIFI-1592 is related).
In my opinion more thought and planning would be required so users can expect the same basic
keyboard interactions throughout the app.

> Add a keyboard shortcut for Connection related dialogs
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: NIFI-4390
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NIFI-4390
>             Project: Apache NiFi
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Core UI
>    Affects Versions: 1.3.0
>            Reporter: Yuri
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: dialogs, shortcuts, ui, ux
>
> Current dialogs don't allow to bound a keyboard shortcut to an action. This hinders the
UX, since there are many dialogs involved in the most common interactions.
> For instance, adding a new connection with a single relationship still requires a click
at the confirm button. Instead, it should be possible to confirm the dialog simply by hitting
the Enter key.



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