3474: Single-line inline editors without OK/Cancel are confusing for users

pval****@gmai***** (Google Code) (Is this you? Claim this profile.)
July 31, 2014
What version are you running?

What's the URL of the page containing the problem?

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Open an existing review
2. click on the summary text -> opens an input field
3. change the summary

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?
For the other fields (description, testing, ...), there is a pair of OK/Cancel buttons appearing when you start editing them, but not for this field. That makes impossible to edit only the summary since the "publish changes" button never appears.
The Javascript console doesn't show any error and the DOM doesn't show the missing buttons either.

What operating system are you using? What browser?
Ubuntu 14.04, chrome 35.0.1916.153

Please provide any additional information below.
#1 chipx86
Only the multi-line text fields have OK/Cancel buttons. All you have to do is hit Enter after filling in the field.
#2 david
This does seem to be a usability issue that keeps popping up.
  • +Usability
#3 david
  • +Single-line inline editors without OK/Cancel are confusing for users
#5 bgai****@gmai***** (Google Code) (Is this you? Claim this profile.)
Just some more input. We actually are two or three people here having been confused by this. None of us thought of hitting enter to validate the change. (The effect being that it stays framed in red (unsaved) and when publishing you're warned for unsaved data, although i've seen it published anyway). All this looked like a bug. We let you guys consider if it's a valid usability issue or not.

I tried the 'enter key' thing and indeed it works. Thanks.
#6 chipx86
  • +PendingReview
  • +Milestone-Release2.0.x
  • +chipx86
#7 chipx86
Fixed on release-2.0.x (13d52e6).

This will go into 2.0.6.
  • -PendingReview