Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




Infrastructure Geek
3811 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 127

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

Topic # 94578 14-Dec-2011 10:17 Send private message

i finally figured out today why my "quick reply" often 'disappears'.





i realised i have been inadvertently hitting the "Compose Reply" button instead of the "Post Quick Reply" button on occasion.  It feels natural to enter some text and then hit the green button to the right to submit a post (OK buttons are often on the right of dialogs)

perhaps this could be re-laid out so that the compose button group is above the quick reply panel?


its even more of a pain than just hitting the wrong button - as soon as you go back, your text disappears :\  




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs


Create new topic
BDFL
50797 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5152

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 557774 14-Dec-2011 10:19 Send private message

I'm using Chrome and the test remains there ;)

Would it help if the "Post Quick Reply" button was immediately UNDER the box, moving the green tick lines to above the line as in the full reply)?




I'm @nate
5909 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 205

Moderator
Trusted
Subscriber

Reply # 557823 14-Dec-2011 11:56 Send private message

Regs: i realised i have been inadvertently hitting the "Compose Reply" button instead of the "Post Quick Reply" button on occasion.  It feels natural to enter some text and then hit the green button to the right to submit a post (OK buttons are often on the right of dialogs)


Get better glasses? 






Infrastructure Geek
3811 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 127

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

  Reply # 567985 12-Jan-2012 15:27 Send private message

freitasm: I'm using Chrome and the test remains there ;)

Would it help if the "Post Quick Reply" button was immediately UNDER the box, moving the green tick lines to above the line as in the full reply)?


yes, i think that would probably help.


or if the other buttons were recoloured, or obviously outside of the quick reply 'box'.
        
 




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs




Infrastructure Geek
3811 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 127

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

  Reply # 567986 12-Jan-2012 15:28 Send private message

do the other buttons even need to be in the quick reply box? they're available in several other places on the page including directly above the QR box..




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs


BDFL
50797 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5152

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 568011 12-Jan-2012 16:13 Send private message

The problem with removing the three buttons from that position is that some people can't even see then there, image if we remove them.

"How do I watch a topic?"
"How do I compose a reply with full editor?"

And so on. Seriously, I know of some people who have been here forever and still can't find the search link in the menu at the top.




Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Bad lower back.
Created by TimA, last reply by kiwirock on 29-Jan-2015 02:09 (70 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


I have had enough of Vodafone Customer Service... which ISP is for me?
Created by andrewinwlg, last reply by michaelmurfy on 28-Jan-2015 20:10 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Am I going down? App for the fearful of flying.
Created by networkn, last reply by TLD on 29-Jan-2015 02:06 (42 replies)
Pages... 2 3


AdBlockers on Geekzone
Created by freitasm, last reply by PhantomNVD on 28-Jan-2015 23:56 (65 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Police Speed Campaign - Summer 2014/2015
Created by nzkiwiman, last reply by TLD on 29-Jan-2015 02:00 (128 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Windows 10 News - 22 Jan
Created by Regs, last reply by Brumfondl on 28-Jan-2015 21:17 (130 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Spark customers get Lightbox free for 12 months
Created by freitasm, last reply by ARK on 27-Jan-2015 16:35 (137 replies)
Pages... 8 9 10


How (not) to run a hotel
Created by MikeAqua, last reply by BTR on 26-Jan-2015 16:06 (68 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.