[Dash] Support link should be clickable, app preview shows mailto links with "mailto" text

Bug #1350993 reported by Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 πŸ¦„ on 2014-07-31
94
This bug affects 16 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UX
Medium
Paty Davila
unity-scope-click (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
unity8 (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

When uploading an app to the store we're given a field to put a support link in. It's recommended to put an http or mailto link in. I have put mailto: links in mine. With the latest click scope I now see some details about the app, and the support link actually says "mailto:<email address hidden>" when it probably should be clickable whether it's a mailto link or an http* link.

------ UX Comment ------

This is part of a bigger redesign project (Scopes toolkit and scopes previews) and it can't be fixed as problem specific to the store app preview card, it should take into consideration all card types and preview widgets. The desired resolution and specs will be updated as soon as they are available.

As we've already done some work on this project, we are planning to support embbeded links in cards preview widgets.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity-scope-click (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Dave Morley (davmor2) on 2014-07-31
tags: added: qa-daily-testing rtm14
Changed in unity-scope-click (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: ota-1
summary: - app preview shows mailto links with "mailto" text
+ Support link should be clickable, app preview shows mailto links with
+ "mailto" text
description: updated

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu Package testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://packages.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1350993

tags: added: package-qa-testing
dobey (dobey) wrote :

This is a limitation in unity8 dash, as it does not support links embedded in the text widget.

MichaΕ‚ Sawicz (saviq) wrote :

It's an explicit design decision to not allow links in the text widget, but looking at the screenshot - should it not actually use a table widget? And maybe we get to add support for links in the "data" part of the table widgets.

Alejandro J. Cura (alecu) wrote :

Yes, it should be using a table widget, but those did not exist yet when this feature was built.
I've created a bug to use the table widgets now: #1407680

Alejandro J. Cura (alecu) wrote :

I've changed the click scope to use the table widget for this, and also I've updated the scopes-api docs to include the table widget.
Now what's missing is a way to flag some cells of the table as links.

Alejandro J. Cura (alecu) wrote :

Currently the table is passed from the scope as an Array with an element per row, each element being an Array of two strings: [label, value].

The proposal to add clickable links is to add a third string there, like: [label, value, link]

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → James Mulholland (jamesjosephmulholland)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: James Mulholland (jamesjosephmulholland) → Paty Davila (dizzypaty)
John Lea (johnlea) on 2015-04-08
summary: - Support link should be clickable, app preview shows mailto links with
- "mailto" text
+ [Dash] Support link should be clickable, app preview shows mailto links
+ with "mailto" text
Albert Astals Cid (aacid) wrote :

unity8 waiting for design -> Incomplete

Changed in unity8 (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Paty Davila (dizzypaty) on 2015-08-06
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Paty Davila (dizzypaty) on 2015-08-06
description: updated
cm-t arudy (cm-t) wrote :

Just to confirm this bug still here in OTA 10.1 :)

Bob Harvey (bobharvey) wrote :

I'd certainly /expect/ the urls & mail links to be clickable, and was very surprised I could neither click nor copy them

padraic (padraic7a) wrote :

Still exists in OTA-11. Makes researching apps from appstore surprisingly tedious and laborious.

To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers