The one problem I've always found training people how to use MiniPanels is that the local tasks look like a breadcrumb trail. This really needs to be changed. The main Page Manager functionality uses vertical tabs, so changing to that UX would be idea, but almost *anything* else would be better.

Note: This patch requires https://www.drupal.org/node/1300562#comment-6438126 for the divider to work. Otherwise it just moves the links to the right but keeps the "breadcrumb trail" look.

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#4 panels-n1775234-4.patch1.11 KBDamienMcKenna
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Alternative display ideas:

  • "primary-actions" or "secondary-actions" tabs.
  • Right-aligned with a different separator, e.g.:
DamienMcKenna’s picture

I realize that the bigger issue right now is that the Mini Panels UX is built as a CTools wizard and that the longer-term goal of Mini Panels would be to rebuild the UX completely, but I strongly believe that tweaking this one interface element would go a huge way to improving the life for people new to using Mini Panels.

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This patch works with my patch on #1300562: More control over wizard trail theming to implement my second idea from #1 above.

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Rerolled. (i.e. bumping :)

alexharries’s picture

This problem has had me scratching my head for hours today and I'm amazed it's an issue that was first reported in 20... 2010? I think? Anyway, please let this fix be included, Merlin :)

Thanks!!

R-H’s picture

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Agreed. I'm new to mini-panels and was completely lost for how to edit the mini-panel. Please patch this!

DamienMcKenna’s picture

Status:Needs review» Needs work
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Status:Needs work» Needs review
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Michelle’s picture

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I tested this on the latest code and it applies and works as expected (matches the screen shot), provided you already have this patch in place.

Michelle’s picture

Status:Needs review» Reviewed & tested by the community

robmcbryde queued 4: panels-n1775234-4.patch for re-testing.

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japerry’s picture

Status:Reviewed & tested by the community» Fixed
Issue tags:+SprintWeekend2015

Looks good on dev (rc1). Committed.

  • japerry committed 87359f9 on 7.x-3.x authored by DamienMcKenna
    Issue #1775234 by DamienMcKenna: Local tasks on MiniPanels edit pages...

Status:Fixed» Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed - issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.