[Ovirt-devel] Questions on the Server Suite UI

Hugh O. Brock hbrock at redhat.com
Tue Nov 18 14:40:14 UTC 2008

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 07:53:01AM -0500, Bryan Kearney wrote:
> Chris Lalancette wrote:
>> Jason Guiditta wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2008-11-17 at 11:23 -0500, Hugh O. Brock wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 09:38:45AM -0500, Bryan Kearney wrote:
>>> <snip>
>>>>> Couple of UI RFEs:
>>>>> - Given the richness of the UI, I keep expecting a right click 
>>>>> context  menu. Especially in the tree nav.
>>>> That would be a good idea, yes... paging Mr. Guiditta...
>>> I think this would require some thought to see if it was really worth
>>> the effort.  I am not a big fan of taking over the browser's native
>>> right click behavior, but we could certainly consider it if there is a
>>> compelling use case.  Right now, however, I do not see what that would
>>> be, and quite frankly, I think we have more important things to improve
>>> before pursuing this course if there really is interest.
>> Yes, I agree with Jason here.  While I know Zimbra does take over the
>> right-click menu, in general I don't really think it is a good idea.  We are in
>> a browser, after all; I might want to "Copy Link Location" or "Select All".
>> This is, of course, totally a subjective/style thing, but it fits in with the
>> principle of least surprise.
> On one hand, i agree with you. This is not the most important issue. On  
> the other, if you are going to go through the effort of doing a single  
> frame.. all ajax UI... then complete the experience.
> The real issue is that I need to do 3 clicks to add a vm (Select the vm  
> poo, select the vms menu item, select new vm) not counting menu  
> navigation. If there was an easier way to get to the common tasks, that  
> would be just as good.

We do have a new User Experience guy coming on board December 1 -- I
would suggest having him take a look at the issue and figure out how
we can streamline it, maybe without breaking the browser right-click


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