Bug #1381

keyword set editor efficiency problems

Added by Chad Berkley almost 17 years ago. Updated about 16 years ago.

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In the "Define Keyword Set" screen of the new package wizard, I click the add
button and yet another dialog pops up with an add button (this, in-and-of-
itself, is confusing but not the point of this bug). When I click the add
button in the new dialog a highlighted entry is added to the keyword list box
but it is not evident at all that I'm supposed to click this to add a keyword.
it should put a new entry in the list and immediately open that entry for
editing. Also, I can click add multiple times without entering any text in the
box leaving me with n empty keywords. If you click the add button and a blank
line exists, it should be opened for editing instead of adding a new line.

When you do click the added highlighted section, the text box that finally
appears is too small vertically so the bottom of the letters you are typing
gets cut off.

When there are blank lines in the list box and you click somewhere else, they
seem to disappear, but if you click around they are still there, even though
they are empty.

If there are items in the list already and you hit the add button, a text box
actually is displayed but it is not focused so you have to click in it to edit
text. it should be focusses upon creation.

This dialog is a bit clumsy for data entry because you have to click so much.
You should just be able to type a keyword, hit enter, then type the next. You
should only have to click to say move up, remove or ok. When at all possible,
the number of clicks should be minimized.

The next thing I noticed is when I click ok on the popped up dialog and return
to the actual wizard screen, if I want to edit one of the keyword sets, I can't
double click on it to reopen the editor, which is how it should work. The fire
action of the edit button just needs to be linked into the list box

Related issues

Is duplicate of Morpho - Bug #1498: movement of keywords and people in dpw is problemmaticResolved04/15/2004


#1 Updated by Chad Berkley almost 17 years ago

I also just noticed a bug in the dialog where if you open the define keyword
set dialog, then click add, then type in a word, then click ok, it deletes the
word you just typed and turns the keywords header red indicating that there was
no word entered. if you then enter the word again, it works.

#2 Updated by Saurabh Garg almost 17 years ago

From Bug# 1293
-> In keywords, new entry should be made possible by pressing enter ...

#3 Updated by Chad Berkley almost 17 years ago

after looking into the tab order problems in this dialog and talking with
perumal, it appears to be impossible to create a correct tab order because of
the layers of abstraction built into this dialog. It does not appear that you
can set tab order to cross among different panels and have the order work out
the way you want it.

#4 Updated by Dan Higgins almost 17 years ago

  • Bug 1498 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

#5 Updated by Redmine Admin almost 8 years ago

Original Bugzilla ID was 1381

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