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ActionMenu: Add Profile submenu item to the "current user" menu



    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.8
    • Fix Version/s: 1.9
    • Component/s: Templates
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      I propose to have in the UserName menu: "Profile", "Watchlist" - with default action set on "Profile".


      XSCOLIBRI-146 added some interaction elements:

      • When moving the mouse over "Export" and "More Actions" menus, the menu items are not displayed with an underline
      • No icons for "Export" and "More Actions" menus whereas there are icons for all other menu entries
        This is because:
      • if a dropdown menu has no default action (does not point anywhere) it doesn't have an icon and it's not a link ( thous is not underlined )

      The rationale behind is logic. The problem is that this behavior is quite complex and can be missed by the user.
      Obs1. "Log-out" don't match the rationale above, it is an action: has a link, but doesn't have an icon.
      Obs2. "Log-out" could be integrated in the User menu, being user related.

      Elements default action:

      • Wiki -> WebHome
      • Space -> WebHome
      • Edit -> depending on user preferences (Wiki, WYSIWYG) | inline editing
      • User Name -> User Profile

      The problem is that the user needs to get the above rationale, he must understand that if he hovers its name and sees an underline, than its name must link somewhere (maybe to his user profile).
      If the user did not get the rationale, than he might not find his profile.

      I propose to have in the UserName menu: "Profile", "Watchlist" - with default action set on "Profile".

      This is similar to the way "Edit" is behaving. Even if "Edit" menu has a default action, the options (Wiki, WYSIWG, Inline) are displayed as submenus.

      Obs3. Wiki and Space links point to the WebHome pages because they act like breadcrumbs. Navigation is an enhancement for the menu and not an explicit | different functionality.




            sdumitriu Sergiu Dumitriu
            evalica Ecaterina Moraru (Valica)
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