[Framework-Team] Inline editing

Wichert Akkerman wichert at wiggy.net
Fri Mar 2 19:19:21 UTC 2007

Previously Florian Schulze wrote:
> Very recently the inline editing was switched from double clicking to  
> single clicking. IMO this is the worst change in the UI I saw till now. I  
> understand the reasoning by Limi. If the mouse hovers the editable element  
> looks (more or less) like a text box and when you click into it it should  
> be made editable. This follows user expectations and is perfectly valid  
> for the places it's used in Google Calendar. For content pages like in  
> Plone this is very bad IMO. And I guess Geir agrees with me here (he  
> constantly clicks around and selects text while reading :) ). I think we  
> should either limit the inline editablility to certain fields (exclude  
> RichTextFields for example) or do the invokation differently. I proposed  
> to use an icon in a corner of the editable part, but Limi is right in that  
> he says it's a too small area to click onto and not obvious what it may  
> mean.

Personally I find the current behaviour frustrating as well. It is now
impossible for me (using Firefox 2) to copy&paste text from a webpage:
as soon as I select something I'm dumped into the edit-mode.

Alex, can you give us a rational for the current behaviour? I think this
wants some discussion instead of a one-man decision.


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