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Editing dropdowns is a nightmare


#1

I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but editing dropdowns is a mayor pain:
•select dropdown
•open menu
•delete something

Oops! the dropdown is now closed again, back to step one. It might not seem like a big deal until you have multiple dropdowns to edit. Something that should take 5 mins takes 30....

Once a dropdown is open on the editing interface it should remain open until the user decides to close it!


#2

hi @Mowgli,

Try to select drop list and choose display block, edit all you need, after that just click display none and that's all.

Cheers!


#3

Hi, thanks for this, it works and I'll use it for now, it's what I already do with self-made interactive components, but bearing in mind that dropdowns are a built in component with its own custom settings within the settings palette, it is a botched solution as it makes the settings palette superfluous.


#4

Actually I just tried that but it is no good as I'm using dropdowns to create accordions and once I select "display block" all my dropdowns open with their content overlaying each other which makes it impossible to edit.


#5

I agree with Mowgli, editing dropdowns is not a fun thing to do. When you delete an item in the standard dropdown widget it instantly closes. Then you have to reopen, edit, repeat....


#6

This is getting worse, now my dropdowns close as I'm trying to drop elements into them...frustration


#7

enabling xray mode closes the dropdown...


#8

@Mowgli, you can also try to turn down visibility (your imagination) of droplists you don't want to see, than just open that one droplist styling it to display: block. This way you can see one droplist at the time.

Cheers!


#9

this is all great in theory but hardly practical, it is just no feasible to spend ages adding various classes to all my dropdowns so that I can edit them only to have to remove them again afterwards...and them add them again if there's more editing to do


#10