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Jesse the K ([personal profile] jesse_the_k) wrote in [site community profile] dw_accessibility2015-08-09 12:20 pm

Modify the sub filter manager to access filter manager layout

The sub filter manager page here at this URL:
http://www.dreamwidth.org/manage/subscriptions/filters
doesn't work well with my very large default font size
screen shot link to dropbox
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bqfwby8e1cqri2j/Screenshot%202015-08-09%2011.30.07.png?dl=0

1. Note truncated account names due to narrowness of the scrolling lists.
2. Note account names don't enlarge with rest of fonts.
3. Note very small gutter between lists, makes it hard to fixate on which list I'm selecting

GOOD NEWS! DW already has a page which works much better.

The access filter manager page here at this URL:
http://www.dreamwidth.org/manage/circle/editfilters
is much more usable with my very large default font size
screen shot link to dropbox
https://www.dropbox.com/s/n3uajcb2uxl41js/Screenshot%202015-08-09%2011.49.35.png?dl=0
The access-filter scrolling lists seem to adjust width (although some account names are still cut off). I am willing to do a bit of horizontal scrolling to have all three lists, which accomplish a lot!

REQUEST: Remodel following layout of access filter manager
a. Double or triple scroll list width (ideally, since you have lots of room, expand to maximum account-name length +5)
b. Don't hard wire font size.
c. Triple or quadruple gutter between "not in filter" and "filter" lists.

Mods, could I have a "large font" or "large print" tag?

Protocol question: should I post this to [site community profile] dw_suggestions
as well?
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Re: Okay, I can take a hint

[staff profile] denise 2015-08-29 05:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Sorry, not a hint, just super overbooked! I missed the post and didn't see it until your comment got emailed.

The access filter management page is very old, and uses underlying tech that is exceptionally outdated and that we need to migrate away from because it's not supportable anymore. So, eventually it will function more like the subscription filter management (when we work around to converting it -- we're slowly rooting out all the pages that are still done in the old style. So, "replace the access filter management page with the subscription filter management page" isn't a possibility, alas. The fact that the access filter management page doesn't work at large font sizes is a bug, though, and I've filed an issue for it. Can you let me know what your font size is set to in those screenshots? It will help whoever claims the bug make sure to test that the problem is fixed at your font size.
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Re: Okay, I can take a hint

[staff profile] denise 2015-08-29 06:08 pm (UTC)(link)

I don't want to give you an exact answer without diving into the code myself (and my brain has been eaten by drugs this week), but whoever takes the bug to work on will find some solution to making it work.

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Re: Okay, I can take a hint

[staff profile] denise 2015-08-30 11:06 pm (UTC)(link)

Awesome, thanks for the info!