Moodle
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-19570

Risks column of override permissions hides the details of risk in a tooltip

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Roles / Access
    • Labels:
    • Difficulty:
      Easy
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_20_STABLE
    • Rank:
      405

      Description

      Clicking, the default assumed action of the override permissions screen, just takes the user to a generic page which does not give an idea of the specific risk in question for a specific override. Since the cursor indicates the target is clickable, users do not wait/expect a tooltip to popup. Make the specific risk description available onclick, with another link to more information in the help that pops up.

      Example path where this appears: /moodle2cvs/admin/roles/override.php?contextid=33&roleid=5

      Nielsen's heuristics violated: Consistency and standards, Error prevention

      Before http://www.pilpi.net/software/moodle/2009/06/18/inline-help/ is implemented as an alternate help solution, a standard moodle help popup is probably the way to go.

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        Olli Savolainen added a comment -

        Optionally, remove the link altogether and just leave the tooltip, moving the link that repeats out altogether. This link can then be at the bottom of the form, for example, with "More information about risks" + the title of the page as the link text. In this approach, the tooltip still is at the risk of not getting noticed, but since this is done elsewhere in Moodle too, many users might have gotten used to it already.

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        Olli Savolainen added a comment - Optionally, remove the link altogether and just leave the tooltip, moving the link that repeats out altogether. This link can then be at the bottom of the form, for example, with "More information about risks" + the title of the page as the link text. In this approach, the tooltip still is at the risk of not getting noticed, but since this is done elsewhere in Moodle too, many users might have gotten used to it already.
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        Olli Savolainen added a comment -

        This issue is also known as Mystery Meat navigation.
        http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/mysterymeatnavigation.html

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        Olli Savolainen added a comment - This issue is also known as Mystery Meat navigation. http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/mysterymeatnavigation.html
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        Michael de Raadt added a comment -

        Thanks for reporting this issue.

        We have detected that this issue has been inactive for over a year. It was reported as affecting versions that are no longer supported.

        If you believe that this issue is still relevant to current versions (2.5 and beyond), please comment on the issue. Issues left inactive for a further month will be closed.

        Michael d.

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        Michael de Raadt added a comment - Thanks for reporting this issue. We have detected that this issue has been inactive for over a year. It was reported as affecting versions that are no longer supported. If you believe that this issue is still relevant to current versions (2.5 and beyond), please comment on the issue. Issues left inactive for a further month will be closed. Michael d. TW9vZGxlDQo=
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        Michael de Raadt added a comment -

        I'm closing this issue as it has been inactive for over a year has been recorded as affecting versions that are no longer supported.

        This is being done as part of a bulk annual clean-up of issues.

        If you still believe this is an issue in supported versions, please create a new issue.

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        Michael de Raadt added a comment - I'm closing this issue as it has been inactive for over a year has been recorded as affecting versions that are no longer supported. This is being done as part of a bulk annual clean-up of issues. If you still believe this is an issue in supported versions, please create a new issue.

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