Usability: Cancel Button and Assigments page

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avatar orbi Oct 18. 2007. 8:39 am
Hi,
I have two little usability issues. Maybe it is possible to add this features?

- If I edit an item, I have a "submit" button. I miss a "Cancel" button that takes me back to where I'm coming from without changing the item. (I know that this is a web application and can just click the breadcrumb, etc. BUT my clients sometimes don't and it more intuitive to "cancel")

- I'd like to complete tasks on the assigment page and the dashboard ("late / today"). This would be very handy!

thanks
orbi
avatar osc Pro Oct 18. 2007. 9:30 am
Might be a good idea to do some searching before posting:
http://www.activecollab.com/forums/topic/2105/
avatar Ilija S. Staff Oct 18. 2007. 11:39 am
We believe that secondary actions (Cancel, Go Back etc) need to be added ONLY if there is a good reason for that. Cancel on edit forms might not be such a bad idea if it communicates a clear message that it's a risk free way out (user will not "break" anything) so we'll see about this...

Thank you
avatar spigot Oct 18. 2007. 1:20 pm
oc:
Might be a good idea to do some searching before posting:
http://www.activecollab.com/forums/topic/2105/


A search field on every forum page would aid in this.
avatar orbi Oct 18. 2007. 1:26 pm
Thanks Ilija, that's what I meant.
And I agree that cancel buttons on "normal" web forms (like contact forms) are useless but in this case they would be a part of the navigation.

What about the "complete tasks on assignment page" issue? I tested the hosted demo only ... may be I'm missing something?

br
orbi
avatar Ilija S. Staff Oct 18. 2007. 2:13 pm
orbi:
What about the "complete tasks on assignment page" issue? I tested the hosted demo only ... may be I'm missing something?


You are not missing anything - there is no checkbox that lets you complete tasks on Assignments page. We'll see what we can do about that.

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