[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #47116: Media Editor: Visible labels are not available on editing buttons

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Mon Sep 23 09:01:04 UTC 2019

#47116: Media Editor: Visible labels are not available on editing buttons
 Reporter:  afercia                              |       Owner:  nrqsnchz
     Type:  defect (bug)                         |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                               |   Milestone:  5.3
Component:  Media                                |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                               |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-screenshots wpcampus-report      |     Focuses:  ui,
  tooltips has-patch needs-testing               |  accessibility

Comment (by karmatosed):

 Wow, this ticket moved on a bit, thanks for all the work everyone. Whilst
 I am not going to counter the work done here, I would like to offer some
 design feedback. I want to do this to not block but have us consider in
 beta a few points.

 First, the position in the sidebar I feel is problematic from a cognitive
 and action point of view. It's removing a direct interaction from where it
 happens. I understand why now because the buttons are just too vast,
 however just putting them in the sidebar I don't feel solves this as
 removes from where they made sense to be. The placing in the sidebar is
 what for me takes this from bug to enhancement, so I agree with
 @mikeschroder on that. I understand labels put it in a bug, but this
 ticket does both.

 I have concerns over moving and what plugins hook into this. For example,
 if a plugin adds icons/buttons here do we end up having lots in the
 sidebar? That could be seriously problematic on smaller screen heights and
 in general cause a lot of problems.

 For me, the moving to the sidebar is done without exploring where the best
 possible location should be. I would love to see exploration as to that. I
 wonder if they are even buttons anymore like this? Why can't we have
 buttons that have tooltips/explanations for example? What about exploring
 hiding interactions in a toolbar of sorts even a drop-down? If text is
 desirable, I am sure another option can be found.

 My advice at this point would be to not move to the sidebar in this as
 that takes it to an enhancement. If a better option is found for placing
 during beta 1, we could evaluate then, but for now my feeling is the
 sidebar doesn't do that. I am not commenting on text being by icon, but

 I will note, we are all pushing against the limits of the current
 interface so I recognise wins are hard in this confined space. That said,
 I think we shouldn't move buttons and actions without considering their
 impact in such a fixed design. What for example in a small sidebar happens
 to that text in translations, with plugins hooking in? It's for these and
 interaction reasons I am recommending we don't move them this release.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/47116#comment:25>
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