4.0c Beta 1: Bug: Open menu in collections panel changes width as I scroll, making it virtually certain I delete a collection by mistake every time!

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Mar 27 2010 6:48 AM | Locked

Close the Collections panel.  [this is important, as the panel remembers the menu width until you close it and reopen it]

Tools > Collections [to open it up fresh, where it has forgotten the old menu width]

Click Open.

The menu drops down with only the width necessary to display the widest collection name in the first page worth of collections in the menu. As you click on the scroll bar to page down to see more collections, if you have ones further down the list with longer names, the dropdown menu gets wider to accommodate them. This means that even if you don't jiggle your mouse at all, you will surely hit one of the red X icons and delete a collection when you didn't intend to, as you're scrolling through the list. This is unacceptable!

The menu should remain a consistent width. Make it wider to begin with if necessary, but don't mess with the width as we're scrolling.

To be sure you can reproduce this problem: Create a bunch of collections and make sure you have at least two pages worth of them in the Open menu in your collections panel. Make sure there is at least one in the second page worth whose name is longer than any of the ones in the first page. For example, my Open menu fits 14 collections in it. The longest title in the first page worth is named: "Application/Devotional Commentaries"; the next page worth contains one which is longer: "Pastoral/Homiletical/Exegetical Commentaries." Fill in some random ones in between if necessary to make sure that the longer of these two comes on the second page. It might be that the difference between the lengths of the longest title in page 2 and the longest title in page 1 is significant; if it were much more than the width of the red X icon then it wouldn't be as easy to accidentally hit it.

See this thread too:  http://community.logos.com/forums/t/14384.aspx

Here's a video showing this problem in action:

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 12 2010 10:13 AM | Locked

Bump!

This is extremely annoying, is still present in 4.1 Beta 12, and needs to be addressed.

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 12 2010 12:03 PM | Locked

I was wondering why I'd never seen this problem.  I guess none of my collection names were long enough to make it expand beyond the default size. 

So I added one with a long name and then the selection list width was jumping around as I scrolled. It would also get narrow again when the longer name had scrolled off the top or the bottom.

It should be fixed.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 12 2010 4:06 PM | Locked

Rosie Perera:
This is extremely annoying

Similar thing happens with lemma drop-down menu - see http://community.logos.com/forums/p/22334/166882.aspx

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Melissa Snyder | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Sep 13 2010 7:31 AM | Locked

This has been reported. Thank you.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 7 2011 9:40 AM | Locked

Bump! This is still around and still very annoying. Any chance it could be fixed for 4.2a? Please, pretty please? (I know the X's were removed so there's no longer a risk of accidentally deleting a collection [thanks for that!], but it does still make scrolling through that list a pain in the wazzoo for anyone who has quite a number of collections.)

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Melissa Snyder | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 7 2011 10:25 AM | Locked

Another user posted this morning about this  (http://community.logos.com/forums/t/28303.aspx), so I added a link to that thread to the open case as a reminder.

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Melissa Snyder | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 3 2011 11:09 AM | Locked

This will be fixed in the next beta.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 3 2011 12:06 PM | Locked

Melissa Snyder:

This will be fixed in the next beta.

Yay, finally!!! Thank you!!!

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 3 2011 2:17 PM | Locked

 

Melissa Snyder:
This will be fixed in the next beta.

This is really excellent news - thanks.

Graham

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