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  1. Jenkins
  2. JENKINS-13995

Would like the ability to disable hover-over context menus.

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Component/s: core
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    • Environment:
      Jenkins 1.464
      CentOS 6.0 x64 Master, multiple slaves
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      Description

      The context menu was added as a feature a few versions ago.
      While it is useful for many (probably most), I would like to suggest an enable/disable switch of some sort for it - preferably something that users can set individually instead of having it site-wide.

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            dalewking Dale King added a comment -

            In my opinion the pop-up menus that popped up with mouse hover were the PRIMARY ADVANTAGE that Jenkins had over Hudson! Bring them back!

            I can understand the need to allow it to be disabled, but not for getting rid of it entirely. The hover menus allowed me to get to almost anywhere in Jenkins with a single click. The new version is back to the multiple clicks and page loads to get anywhere that drove me crazy in Hudson.

            Note I will be upgrading to an older version until this is fixed.

            I wonder if it would be possible to restore old functionality with a grease monkey script

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            dalewking Dale King added a comment - In my opinion the pop-up menus that popped up with mouse hover were the PRIMARY ADVANTAGE that Jenkins had over Hudson! Bring them back! I can understand the need to allow it to be disabled, but not for getting rid of it entirely. The hover menus allowed me to get to almost anywhere in Jenkins with a single click. The new version is back to the multiple clicks and page loads to get anywhere that drove me crazy in Hudson. Note I will be upgrading to an older version until this is fixed. I wonder if it would be possible to restore old functionality with a grease monkey script
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            danielbeck Daniel Beck added a comment -

            Another option: When hovering one of these links, right-clicking opens the context menu. This would significantly increase the clickable area to open the context menu. Of course, you'd need to learn which links support this, so the triangle or some other indicator should stay.

            Artifactory works like that when you right-click any entry in the tree on the left: http://repo.jenkins-ci.org/webapp/browserepo.html

            A possible downside is that these links have no normal context menu anymore, e.g. for copying the link URL without navigating there, or for those users who haven't learned to use keyboard modifiers to open links in new windows or tabs.

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            danielbeck Daniel Beck added a comment - Another option: When hovering one of these links, right-clicking opens the context menu. This would significantly increase the clickable area to open the context menu. Of course, you'd need to learn which links support this, so the triangle or some other indicator should stay. Artifactory works like that when you right-click any entry in the tree on the left: http://repo.jenkins-ci.org/webapp/browserepo.html A possible downside is that these links have no normal context menu anymore, e.g. for copying the link URL without navigating there, or for those users who haven't learned to use keyboard modifiers to open links in new windows or tabs.
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            millenix Phil Miller added a comment -

            I'm running 1.532.2 (LTS), and just got this change in the upgrade from 1.509. Count me as another voice in the "liked the hover menu" camp. Its implementation may not have been optimal (especially given the complaints from users it was hindering), but not having it (and thus having to click to get the drop-down) definitely makes things worse for me.

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            millenix Phil Miller added a comment - I'm running 1.532.2 (LTS), and just got this change in the upgrade from 1.509. Count me as another voice in the "liked the hover menu" camp. Its implementation may not have been optimal (especially given the complaints from users it was hindering), but not having it (and thus having to click to get the drop-down) definitely makes things worse for me.
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            iplaman Idan Bidani added a comment -

            liked the hover menu
            Just updating from 1.509.4, sadly realized the hover is gone.

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            iplaman Idan Bidani added a comment - liked the hover menu Just updating from 1.509.4, sadly realized the hover is gone.
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            kohsuke Kohsuke Kawaguchi added a comment -

            1.513 has the last substantial change on the way context menu is displayed; in this version, a small 'v' icon appears to the next of links, and clicking on it reveals the context menu.

            This issue was originally reported against 1.464 that had a very different implementation.

            I consider the change in 1.513 to have sufficiently addressed the original issue of the reporter.

            Future enhancement requests to the way context menu behaves should be filed as separate tickets.

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            kohsuke Kohsuke Kawaguchi added a comment - 1.513 has the last substantial change on the way context menu is displayed; in this version, a small 'v' icon appears to the next of links, and clicking on it reveals the context menu. This issue was originally reported against 1.464 that had a very different implementation. I consider the change in 1.513 to have sufficiently addressed the original issue of the reporter. Future enhancement requests to the way context menu behaves should be filed as separate tickets.

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              kohsuke Kohsuke Kawaguchi
              Reporter:
              khushsk Sagar Khushalani
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