Potlatch 2 save button moved to opposite side of page---ugh. Please change it back...

Posted by compdude on 2 October 2011 in English (English).

Is anyone besides me annoyed at the fact that the Save button was moved to the opposite side of the edit window, right underneath the view button? Has anyone besides me clicked the Options button instead of the Save button? And has anyone clicked the view button and found themselves having lost all their changes? (That almost happened to me, except Awesome Firefox warned me my changes would be lost if I continue.)

Anyway, my point is that the Potlatch developers should move it back how it was before, because it really was better on the right side of the page. Right is another way of saying correct, so moving it back would be the correct thing to do.


Comment from smsm1 on 2 October 2011 at 22:48

It was moved after studies shown that new users automatically went to the top left to find the save button. This change is designed to make the experience for the new user much better Potlatch now places the save button where every other app out there places the save button.

Expect the zoom bars to move to the other side.

Comment from Minh Nguyen on 3 October 2011 at 00:22

The warning about lost changes is actually a feature of Potlatch. Webpages have to opt into that dialog.

Comment from stevage on 3 October 2011 at 02:33

Compdude: much easier for established users like us to get used to the change (seriously - I was used to it after about three clicks), than for incoming newbies who will, be definition, never get used to any change.

Comment from stevage on 3 October 2011 at 02:33

(err, by "change", I mean, divergence from their initial expectations)

Comment from 0123456789 on 3 October 2011 at 05:48

It confused me. But given smsm1's comment, I now understand why it was changed. Makes sense I guess!

Comment from smsm1 on 3 October 2011 at 06:38

There will be lots of similar small changes happening based on the same research to be able to make it easier for new people to get started and to continue mapping. There was a presentation at State of the Map EU this year about it.

Comment from 42429 on 3 October 2011 at 08:24

The Save button is now located like in a text processing software like M$ WORD. Just think about saving a WORD document and you will keep it in mind!

Comment from marscot on 3 October 2011 at 14:46

the change is fine

they need also to add a few tags
lit= tag to roads paths ect
wheelchair access tags
and not:name tag

that's my wants for it

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