Remove "dynamic buttons" feature
|Reported by:||lion@…||Owned by:||team|
In my opinion this feature make JOSM unusable, and I asked some people: none of them use this feature. I don't know any software that hides clickable elements and shows only when mouse is "near enough".
Computer users do not work this way. If my eye learns - in 1-2 days - that a property-add button is first button at bottom of the list of properties, I can very quickly identify the direction to move the mouse to and then hit "Add". And those buttons are very often used, hundred times in a mapping session, so they are always needed and must be a good target for mouse clicks.
Currently, you must target the properties dialog first, so you end up in that dialog SOMEWHERE. Then button appears, and need to go for another target, move the mouse again, and arrive at the desired place. This requires several extra steps in "thinking".
This is a very serious usability problem, and worst of all, this is enabled by default. I'm afraid this will make many beginners very annoyed in a few minutes and they stop OSM immediately.
Please, remove this feature, unless you can back this up with serious usability research and examples in other software.