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From Matt Gilman <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Feature proposal: Streamline visual flow design
Date Fri, 13 Nov 2015 17:33:27 GMT
I'm not against the double click idea. However, my only concern/hesitation
is around the behavior if the double click happens over the connection
handle. A mouse down there initiates the begin of creating a connection by
shifting the connection handle around your mouse (dragging thereafter the
connection handle moves with your mouse). If we'd continued with this idea
we'd likely need to make some changes around this behavior to avoid

On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 12:15 PM, Mark Petronic <>

> +1 for double-click and open config dialog on processors. Seems most
> intuitive to a user.
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 12:11 PM, Andrew Grande <>
> wrote:
>> I just had the same idea today. Would like to have double-click open the
>> Properties pane of a processor, this is the majority of use cases.
>> I am against making the action customizable, though. This is a case where
>> less is more for a UX and provides a consistent experience across all
>> deployments (just imaging if someone swapped start/stop and an operator
>> expected a Props screen. Oops!)
>> Andrew
>> From: Charlie Frasure <>
>> Reply-To: "" <>
>> Date: Friday, November 13, 2015 at 9:13 AM
>> To: "" <>
>> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Feature proposal: Streamline visual flow design
>> Apologies, not sure how to properly respond to an old thread.  (Maybe
>> that's the idea.)  I was looking through the archives before posting some
>> usability comments about the UI and turned up a couple of threads in
>> September.
>> If we did automatically open the configuration screen when a processor
>> was dropped on the canvas, a quick press of ESC seems to back out nicely.
>> A possible compromise for the processor configuration could be a
>> double-click to open behavior, as it seems this action is not currently
>> assigned.  Better yet, a user-configurable double click action (start/stop,
>> configure, data provenance, etc) would be nice.
>> The other enhancements mentioned would be great as well.
>> Rob Moran <> Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Feature proposal:
>> Streamline visual flow design Date Thu, 10 Sep 2015 19:09:44 GMT
>> So far there seems to be a couple in agreement to leave the add processor
>> behavior as is. My use of *inconsistency* was referring the simple fact
>> that behavior is different. Add a processor - no dialog; draw a connection
>> - same type of dialog appears to take action. Perhaps we design a more
>> intuitive way to quickly “configure” a connection when drawn. It could be a
>> small in-place editor <> that
>> appears when the connection is drawn allowing a quick, localized
>> configuration to take place.

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