[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #50699: Fix and improve arranging metaboxes

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Sun Jul 19 18:39:54 UTC 2020

#50699: Fix and improve arranging metaboxes
 Reporter:  azaozz          |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement     |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:  5.6
Component:  Administration  |     Version:
 Severity:  normal          |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch     |     Focuses:  ui, accessibility

Comment (by azaozz):

 Replying to [comment:4 afercia]:
 > I do think that the drop areas should be visible also ''while dragging''

 Of course. This is the default when using Sortables, users should be able
 to see where to "drop".

 > > Also thinking dragging/arranging of metaboxes should not be possible
 when not setting the screen options.
 > Hm, I think we should think a bit more in depth at this :) Making it
 behave that way would likely make re-arranging very difficult with
 keyboard only.

 Yeah, this will be a change to how it works currently. Thinking the Screen
 Options tab need a bit more text/explanation what is it for and what can
 be set/changed. Currently it only has "Boxes" and a row of chackboxes
 underneath. Not that helpful...

 Screen Options are rarely set/changed. Many users don't ever look there,
 and if they do, it is not very clear. Thinking that adding some text at
 the top (a subtitle?) would be beneficial. Also explaining that "boxes"
 can be enabled/disabled by clicking on a checkbox and arranged by dragging
 of clicking the arrows would make it a lot easier to understand.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/50699#comment:5>
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