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    Suggestion: In form editor, make pop up panels (such as list of conditions) draggable

    Asked by NRCsupport on March 06, 2014 at 02:42 AM

    In form editing, the panels which open up, such as the list of conditions, should be draggable up and down, independently without having to scroll the underlying form. Alternatively their height should be limited to the window space available, so that both ends of their vertical scroll bars are always visible.

    I find that to close my lengthy list of conditions, I have to scroll the entire form to get to the button at the bottom of the panel. Then I have to scroll all the way back to find the next panel to close.

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    Answered by jonathan on March 06, 2014 at 06:22 AM

    Hi,

    Can you please provide us a screenshot of how you meant by this.

    Use this http://tinypic.com/ to upload the screenshot file and share the URL link to us.

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    You can actually set the condition wizard dialog window into full screen mode to have a wider viewer window

     

    Thanks.

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    Answered by NRCsupport on March 06, 2014 at 07:12 AM

    Thank you very much for that. It makes a huge difference. I hadn't realised that was a full-screen button. I still expect the old windows buttons.

    That makes a big difference. But there is still a problem. I have a lot of fields. If I go in to set up a condition (in full screen mode). The drop down list of fields does not fit in the window, and the bottom of the scroll bar is not visible. I have to scroll the whole window to get the bottom of the scroll bar to show.

    I tried to do a screen shot, but I don't know what to do with tinypic. Where do I upload it to?

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    Answered by ashwin_d on March 06, 2014 at 09:21 AM

    Hello NRCsupport,

    Do you mean to say that the option of dropdown field does not fit in the window?

    Do share a screenshot and we will take a look. The following step by step guide should help you upload image in your forum post:  http://www.jotform.com/answers/277033

    Thank you!

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    Answered by NRCsupport on March 06, 2014 at 09:49 AM

    Yes, that is exactly what I mean. Here is thescreenshot and you will see that the bottom end of the scrollbar for the dropdown box is not visible.

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    Answered by EliezerN on March 06, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    Thanks for the clarification.

    However, you can still see all the list included in the scrollable list, even if the list of your fields is so long that goes beyond the screen space. As you can see the you are provided with two scrollbars, one for the list of fields and one for the wizard, that will allow you to see the las field of the list:

    I hope this helps. Please inform us if you still need assistance with this inquiry.

    Thanks

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    Answered by NRCsupport on March 06, 2014 at 11:38 AM

    Yes, I've already seen that. In fact it was that behaviour in various places that led me to start this thread. It ismost unintuitive to have to drag one scroll bar for part of the movement, and then go to another scroll bar to finish the movement.

    In my opinion any sort of pop up panel should either

    1. be contained in an area which fits into the screen space available so that both ends of the scroll bar are always in view

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    2. be draggable so that the pop up panel can be moved independently without having to scroll the underlying window.

    In both cases the pop up should not move when the underlying window is moved.

    I've just come across another similar problem. Go into Setup & Embed > Preferences, select Form Style and click into the injected css area. Then (whether or not you edit the css) click on close settings. Instead of closing at once, the injected css area opens up to show the entire injected css, and expands the panel downwards to get in all in. It does NOT give it a scroll bar, it just grows. See screenshot below. So you then need to scroll the underlying edit window far enough to get the bottom of the Form Style panel into view, and click on close settings again.

     

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    Answered by jonathan on March 06, 2014 at 01:41 PM

    Hi,

    On the latest screenshot you had provided, you can just close that window using the 'X' icon on the upper right.

     

    this should not impede you from closing the style/preference dialog window.

    In my observation, it is due to the number of CSS code you have added the reason the dialog window have unusual view. But then again, I think it still does not prevent the user from using that style dialog window -- saving the codes -- and closing the window.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by NRCsupport on March 06, 2014 at 01:46 PM

    OK, thanks. I've always been afraid to use the x, in case that just cancelled the changes I'd made. Nowthat you tell me that it is safe to do so, I'll do it that way.

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    Answered by Carina on March 06, 2014 at 02:51 PM

    Let us know if you need further assistance.

    Thank you.