Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#16338 confirmed New Feature

Make link dialog simpler

Reported by: Jakub Ś Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: General Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description

Taken from #14853 where user sugests simplification of link and image dialogs.

"For links, there really should be no more than the text, the URL, and whether to open in a new window. People rarely manually type in a URL. They paste URLs into the editor. Realistically it should automatically make into a link if it detects the proper format. The link menu doesn't need a protocol - nobody understands what that is anyway, and when people paste a url, they hardly do so without the protocol. Just have a single string be whatever they want it to be, including the protocol. The tabs in the link menu are cumbersome and most of the options are rarely used by anyone who isn't already technical. At the very least, make an option to simplify the menu with a minimalist version. If the link looks like an email, then it should prepend "mailto:" to the URL when first typing (but not after they remove it again), maybe have a small note saying why. And if the selection looks like any sort of url (whether a link or an email), it should AUTOMATICALLY place that content inside the URL field. Make it easy on the user. "

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Jakub Ś

Status: newconfirmed
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