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Subject: Re: Action Button in Display Builder
From: Maren Purves <m.purves@eaobservatory.org>
To: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:18:24 -1000
On 09/18/17 02:59, Kasemir, Kay wrote:

It's generally best to not use the "Open in new window", "Open in new
tab" option at all. Just as with a web browser, opening new pages is
often not helpful, it just leads to a cluttered sceen. In fact some
web browsers consider "popups" a virus and disable them by default.
Just leave the default options, so a new display replaces the
original display, and users can use back/forward to navigate back &
forth. If users really, at one time, need to open a display as a new
display, they can do that via the context menu or by holding Ctrl
and/or Shift when clicking the button, again similar to a web browser
where ctrl-click on a link opens that link as a separate tab.

People in operations quite often want to see everything at the same
time. Yes, you may run into real estate problems (I do even on 3
monitors), but having information at hand is more important than
screen aesthetics when you're running things. Replacing the status
of e.g. the secondary mirror of a telescope with weather information
that you also need to look at isn't an option (not to mention status
of telescope and instruments).

Maren

References:
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