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bug #8639

Reorder Names in Preferences

Added by Andreas Müller 9 months ago. Updated 8 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
New
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Category:
taxeditor
Target version:
Start date:
11/01/2019
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Severity:
normal
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Tags:
UX

Description

Currently the order is

  • Nomenclatural Code
  • Nomenclatural Status
  • Ranks
  • Type Designations
  • Name Details View
  • Name Relationships

I suggest:

  • Name Details View
  • Nomenclatural Code
  • Ranks
  • Nomenclatural Status
  • Type Designations
  • Name Relationships

This is according to there appearance in the name details view (except for the first which is maybe most used is about the complete name details view, therefore I suggest to put it first)

History

#1 Updated by Andreas Kohlbecker 8 months ago

I would prefer seeing these entries in alphabetical order.

For me the new suggestion is harder to comprehend than what is currently implemented. It definitely takes longer to spot the entries specific entries since the list is more disquiet for the eyes.

#2 Updated by Andreas Müller 8 months ago

Andreas Kohlbecker wrote:

I would prefer seeing these entries in alphabetical order.

Alphabetical order is the other possibility. But from my own experience what I find fastest is the semantic order, not the alphabetic one. This may be connected to the fact that I often switch back and forth between English and German. It is a bit annoying if the order changes with the language because if you use something regularly you do not read labels of a menu but you remember the place where they are. This is why application menus are usually not ordered alphabetically.
Also some thing you expect to be at a certain place, e.g. the General preference I expect to be on top (which it is in German but not in English).
Up for discussion, or we make it configurable, too ;-)

For me the new suggestion is harder to comprehend than what is currently implemented. It definitely takes longer to spot the entries specific entries since the list is more disquiet for the eyes.

hmm, you mean, because entries starting with "Nomenclature" and "Name" are closer to each other. This might be true, but compared to the fact that the suggested ordering follows the order which a user is very much used from editing data in name details view (and which has a specific logic of importance) it is not so important IMO.
I opened this ticket because I am often using the name preferences and from my experience the "Name Details View" entry is much more important then the other ones and therefore having it on top makes it easier to find)

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