Feature #8572

Improve usability of reject toggle

Added by mauritio - over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

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The reject toggle turns red when clicked and gets a circular outline.
While the mouse hovers over it, the only way for the user to tell it is in 'rejected' state is that the stars are hidden. This requires understanding two concepts and widgets and linking them in one's mind to understand the state of one of them.
This is utterly confusing and bad usability.

My dad tried to mark an image for rejection for 30 seconds, then he gave up and asked me. I didn't get it myself at first (I never used reject before, I always jump back to LT mode and delete rejects straight away).

Suggestion 1: modify current system to not display any changed state on hover. I.e. make sure the symbol turns red and stays red when clicked and the mouse if over the toggle button, even after the mouse button is released.

Suggestion 2: make this whole button better and work w/o color. I.e. loose the color, change symbol to a little trashcan. When in rejected mode, add an arrow at the top pointing to the trashcan.
If anyone wants to implement this I'm happy to make a pixel-grid hinted icon for this in SVG.


#1 Updated by Henrik Andersson over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress

Usally you would have a filter that doesn't show rejected images in your
workflow so the image disappears from the collection in front of you
when you rejecting the image, i think this is the default and intended
workflow behaviour.

I do agree that the current behavior is somewhat strange, the reject button
should always be lit red even if not hoovering over the thumb.

#2 Updated by Richard Wonka over 8 years ago

Seconded. Rejects should be clearly marked. I think it makes sense to keep stars visible with images as well.

#3 Updated by Simon Spannagel about 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.0.3 to Candidate for next patch release

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