Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#10846 new enhancement

using the notes layer is not intuitive without the notes dialog window

Reported by: aseerel4c26 Owned by: ToeBee
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: Core notes Version: tested
Keywords: gsoc-candidate Cc: Klumbumbus


JOSM version: 7777 (sorry, the full report template contains too much personal info!)

  1. disable the notes dialog window (via menu view) and imagine that you are a user who does not know that this window exists at all
  2. download notes and gps traces in an area where there is one note
  3. doubleclick the note
  • Actual result: just the note's comments show up. If you do not have the notes dialog window active then you do not have a comment/close option at all. You do not know how to comment/close unless you find out somehow that you need the notes dialog window for this.
  • Expected: the comments from the note show up and you have a possibility to comment/close. At least the notes dialog window should show up with the clicked note pre-selected, if the window was not active before. You cannot do anything else than commenting/closing with notes, so it is not obvious that there even IS a dialog window "notes".

I first did not know that there IS a dialog window and thought the notes feature is read-only.

Thank you!

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by ToeBee

Yeah, the UI is definitely not great yet and is basically still following the conventions of the OpenStreetBugs plugin. Adding actions to the pop-up when you click on a note is one option I have already thought about. Moving the note actions to the pop-up would make the interface similar to what people are used to on It would also free up space in the note dialog for other actions that haven't been implemented yet (like open in browser or undo local changes to note).

For now, forcing the note dialog open when you click on a note might be a quick fix.

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Klumbumbus

Cc: Klumbumbus added

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Don-vip

Component: CoreCore notes

Moving notes tickets to their own component

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by Don-vip

Keywords: notes removed

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by michael2402

Keywords: gsoc-candidate added

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