(A new topic to separate some petty whinging about UX from the functional question of clickability for mobile access - which was itself a new topic to separate that from actual CAM functionality questions)
I don’t really love the hover activation of settings pop-outs. IME using the settings dialogs often requires deliberate attention to
- activate a pop-out dialog
- move directly sideways into the dialog without rolling over the corner of an adjacent button
- move up or down the dialog to a target item…
- carefully, to stay inside the dialog area without rolling over a different settings button…
- especially to reach checkboxes on the right edge of the config dialog right next to other settings buttons.
(And for mobile devices it’s a bit of a tease that the settings buttons do go grey on a tap (right) or show the pop-out on tap-hold (left).)
But I’m sure there are people who adapt well and appreciate saving some clicks.
How about, in addition to hover activation, on click/tap in a settings button:
- if the pop-out isn’t open, open it (for mobile devices)
- disable pointer-position reactive actions
until the next click/tap outside the pop-out area
- on the left probably, but not necessarily, close the pop-out after an item within is clicked/tapped
But that’s little stuff. I appreciate that KM exists, is offered freely, and works as well as it does.