[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #51419: Reconsider the UX impact of up/down arrows on meta boxes

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#51419: Reconsider the UX impact of up/down arrows on meta boxes
 Reporter:  johnbillion   |       Owner:  sarahricker
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Editor        |     Version:  5.5
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-design  |     Focuses:  accessibility

Comment (by azaozz):

 Replying to [comment:17 hedgefield]:

 > I like what @joedolson suggests in #50699, to be able to toggle the
 mover arrows on and off in Screen Options. This should also disable drag
 and drop.

 This was actually the purpose of the patch at #50699: to make
 arranging/dragging of parts of the screen a Screen Option (as it should
 have been from the beginning). Unfortunately it got stalled as it seems
 the Screen Options tab needs some UI and UX improvements/enhancements, and
 by some (seemingly misunderstood) negative feedback.

 I agree with @johnbillion that having all these controls at all the places
 all the time is too much and seems quite unhelpful. The functionality
 being implemented is non-essential. Similar but more important
 functionality (selecting which post boxes are shown on the screen) is
 implemented in a very different manner which makes this pretty confusing.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/51419#comment:18>
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