[SAK-38234] Dialog boxes missing titles Created: 15-Jun-2017  Updated: 18-Apr-2018  Resolved: 23-Jun-2017

Status: Verified
Project: Sakai
Component/s: Lessons
Affects Version/s: 11.4, 12.0
Fix Version/s: 11.5 [Tentative], 12.0

Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: Sean Horner Assignee: Brian Jones
Resolution: Fixed Votes: 0
Labels: None
Remaining Estimate: Not Specified
Time Spent: Not Specified
Original Estimate: Not Specified

Issue Links:
is depended on by SAK-38092 Add Content and More Tools menus open... Verified
11 status: Resolved
Previous Issue Keys: LSNBLDR-819


A few popup dialog boxes in Lessons have title bars but are missing titles. Titles for these popup boxes can mitigate against disorientation, especially for first time users of Lessons. The dialog boxes I observe that are currently missing titles include:

Add Content (all three varieties of this popup)
More Tools
Column properties
Delete this item

Comment by Sean Horner [ 15-Jun-2017 ]

Titles for these dialog boxes could be sourced from the existing pool of localized messages that are already used for the tool tips that are displayed when the mouse cursor hovers over the button that launches the dialog. In this case, the message properties to reuse would be:

Add Content: simplepage.add-content, simplepage.add-above, simplepage.add-item-column
More Tools: simplepage.more-tools
Column properties: simplepage.columnopen
Delete this item: simplepage.delete-item

However, if adopting this repurposing approach (as opposed to adding distinct message properties to distinguish dialog titles from tool tips), some institutions might want to revise existing tool tip messages so that they fit better within the dialog title bar. For example, I’d propose changing the US English version of simplepage.add-item-column from “Add new item at bottom of this column” to “Add Item to Bottom of Column”.

Soon I intend to upload to my github account a possible solution that reuses existing tool tip messages for the dialog titles.

Comment by Neal Caidin [ 19-Jun-2017 ]

Hi Sean Horner  , does this also affect the 11 branch?


Comment by Sean Horner [ 19-Jun-2017 ]

Yes, the Sakai 11 branch on the nightly server exhibits the same problem; the dialog boxes I've listed are missing titles.

Comment by Matthew Jones [ 26-Sep-2017 ]

Verified that these titles are visible at the tops of the dialogs in Sakai 12.

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