Usability issue, on copy edit screen the window for template menu is too small

Bug #1782652 reported by Janet Schrader
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3.1
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3.2
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Bug Description

This is a usability issue. With a small square monitor on the 'edit' tab of the volume/copy record screen, the windows for the drop-down menus for copy templates, prefixes, and suffixes are too small. There appears to be room on the template bar to increase the size of the template menu window. Enlarging this would make it easier for catalogers to select the correct templates more easily. Libraries with multiple templates often prefix the names with Adult or Juv or Child, only seeing 4-5 characters makes it harder to see which was selected until hitting apply. It's less obvious how the prefix/suffix windows could be made wider as there's little room on that display unless the 'owning library' and 'volumes' boxes were put on a separate line.
It would be nice to be able to customize the defaults for what boxes show on that line for libraries that do not use copy numbers, prefixes, or suffixes.

Chrome browser
Resolution 1080 x 1284
Web version 3.0.9

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Chris Owens (owensch) wrote :

This also is a problem when using Firefox. The template window is extremely narrow even though there appears to a lot of empty space on the bar to make it larger. This does make it more time-consuming than it should be to determine which template you are using. Screenshot attached.

Jane Sandberg (sandbej)
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status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → Jane Sandberg (sandbej)
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Jane Sandberg (sandbej) wrote :

Thanks for the report, Janet and Chris. Janet, your thoughts about call number prefixes/suffixes and copy numbers are good -- would you mind splitting them off into a separate bug so that they can be discussed on their own?

Here is a branch that gives that dropdown a lot more space: user/sandbergja/lp1782652_make_template_dropdown_wider

Here is a link: http://git.evergreen-ils.org/?p=working/Evergreen.git;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/user/sandbergja/lp1782652_make_template_dropdown_wider

And here are the testing notes from the commit message:
    1) Open an item in the volume/copy editor.
    2) Go to the Copy Templates tab. Note the spacing of the template bar.
    3) Create a few templates. Give them names of 30 characters or more.
    4) Go back to the Edit tab and select one of your new templates. Note
    that after you have selected it, the name of your template does not fit
    in the dropdown box, and is cut off at the end.
    5) Apply this commit.
    6) Go to the Copy Templates tab again. Note that the spacing of the
    template bar has not changed.
    7) Go to the Edit tab. Note that the template dropdown has changed
    to be much larger.

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Jane Sandberg (sandbej)
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assignee: Jane Sandberg (sandbej) → nobody
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Jason Stephenson (jstephenson) wrote :

Going to test this one.

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assignee: nobody → Jason Stephenson (jstephenson)
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Jason Stephenson (jstephenson) wrote :

We were going to test this next week at CW MARS. However, a server hard drive failure on our test systems has pre-empted that testing, so I am unassigning myself from this bug. Once we're fixed, I'll take it up again. If anyone wants to test before we get back to it, please do.

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assignee: Jason Stephenson (jstephenson) → nobody
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Janet Schrader (jschrader) wrote :

Tested this on 3.2. Plenty of room now for long template names both on the call number/item edit tab and the copy templates tab. There is room for up to 40 uppercase letters in the template window on the former and up to 28 on the latter.

I consent to signing off on this. Janet Schrader, <email address hidden>

Changed in evergreen:
milestone: none → 3.3-beta1
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Jason Stephenson (jstephenson) wrote :

I have pushed the fix to master, rel_3_2, and rel_3_1.

Thanks, Jane and Janet!

Changed in evergreen:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Changed in evergreen:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in evergreen:
status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
Changed in evergreen:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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