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From Mark Petronic <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Feature proposal: Streamline visual flow design
Date Fri, 13 Nov 2015 17:57:09 GMT
Right now, when you move your mouse over the processor, that connection
handle icon appears. If you double click it, nothing really happens. So,
and this is just my thought, just keep that behavior the same and require
the double click to be NOT over that icon if you want to open the config
dialog. That 'seems' pretty natural and not a UX hack. Its like there are
two layers. Layer one is the processor and layer two is the dragable
connection handle on top of layer one. A user needs to at least know which
one of these the double click is targeted against and aim accordingly.

On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 12:33 PM, Matt Gilman <>

> 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
> confusion.
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 12:15 PM, Mark Petronic <>
> wrote:
>> +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
>>> small in-place editor <> that
>>> appears when the connection is drawn allowing a quick, localized
>>> configuration to take place.

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