[adding new contact] no way to know which input field I am typing into

Reported by Omer Akram on 2013-09-18
14
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UI Toolkit
Low
Unassigned
Ubuntu UX
Undecided
Matt Stevens
address-book-app
Low
Unassigned
address-book-app (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

1. open the address-book-app
2. bring up the toolbar and tap 'Add'

'add contact' screen appears with the very first field having the focus with a blinking orange cursor but what a user does not know which input box is focused since there is no placeholder text visible.

Fix: make sure the placeholder text is visible till the user types anything into the field.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: address-book-app 0.2+13.10.20130916.1-0ubuntu1
Uname: Linux 3.4.0-3-mako armv7l
ApportVersion: 2.12.1-0ubuntu4
Architecture: armhf
Date: Wed Sep 18 15:53:14 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-09-17 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu Saucy Salamander (development branch) - armhf (20130917.1)
MarkForUpload: True
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=linux
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: address-book-app
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :
Changed in address-book-app:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in address-book-app (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

Its a usability bug but I think a normal user will find that really annoying.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in address-book-app:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in address-book-app (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

I will add the ubuntu-ui-toolkit as Affected project since this fix will need some change on SDK.

Fabian Herb (fherb) wrote :

Even the fields where the placeholder text is visible it's almost impossible to read on my Nexus 4, due to very low contrast between background and text. It's almost the same shade of grey.

Version: 0.2+13.10.20130916.1-0ubuntu1

Christina Li (christina-li) wrote :

@matt- I've assigned you for now, as this may related to visual placeholder text background?

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Matt Stevens (shout-n)
tags: added: addressbk-aug-2013
Rachel Liu (rachelliu) on 2013-09-26
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-ui-toolkit:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2013-10-04
tags: removed: avengers qa-touch
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