Editing focus shifts in Builder

We have been annoyed by a little time-consuming bug in the Builder.

1) Click the + sign to expand a button in the left panel

2) Add a command (such as to correct the channel digits of a macro)

3) The expanded button closes AND the focus shifts to a different button.

That means to make more than one correction to the commands assigned to a button, the button must be found again in the left column and re-expanded. That can be time consuming because we have no way (that I know of) to re-order the contents of buttons, like we can re-order panels and even re-order Entrance commands.

Thank you!

--Dan in St. Louis
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  • Hi Dan,

    The expanded button does close, but I can't replicate the focus changing off the selected button. What browser and platform are you using?

    I'm also confused about why you're saying "the button must be found again in the left column and re-expanded". You can drag/drop commands on buttons on the page, regardless of what is highlighted in the tree.

    Regards,
    SC
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    • Thanks for posting the video, Tim. It looks like it's returning the scrollbar to the top-most position. I wonder if this is the same issue that Dan is seeing, or a different issue. Regardless, the interesting thing is I can't seem to replicate this on Chrome on Win 7. I know I've seen it before at some point, but I can't reproduce. Can you tell if there are any conditions which lead to this behavior? Does it only happen occasionally, or is it 100% of the time?

      Thanks!

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      SC
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  • Steve, thank you for your response. Running Win 7/32 + all recommended updates here, and Firefox 21.0.

    The reason to go back to the expanded button list in the left panel is to add or remove delays as desired and do whatever other housekeeping is needed on that button.

    It can be disturbing to be editing one button using the image, and thus the default name, "hbo" and find that the focus shifts to another button of the same name, leading to some unwanted edits. I'd hate to have to go back and give every button on every page a unique name.

    I tried editing the commands under a button having a unique name on my page, "cnn." After dragging the command from the device driver in the right panel to the button in the center panel, the left panel lost focus and I had locate the "cnn" button again and manually expand it to remove the command I entered as a test experiment.

    This is not a deal-breaker, just an annoyance because I have go back and correct my own "learning errors" often.

    Thank you.
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  • Hi Dan,

    That does sound annoying.

    I just tested in Firefox 22 on Win 7, and the only thing that I see happening is that it's collapsing the button in the tree if I drag/drop a command on the button. That's different from Chrome; it works perfectly for me, there. But, in Firefox, focus isn't changing at all; it's just the button collapsing in the tree.

    See my note to Tim above... I couldn't replicate his issue, either. I have very clean installs of both Chrome and Firefox on my Win 7 machine, so I'm wondering if this inconsistencies in our machines could be add-ons or some other configuration difference.

    Would you mind installing Chrome to see if it behaves as intended?

    Regards,
    SC
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  • Steve, I'll try Chrome later today, the morning is all tied up.

    Meanwhile, you might try the same process when a page has two or more buttons with the same name. I first noticed it on my TV Favorites page, which has four hbo buttons with different labels underneath to identify the channel. When I drag another digit to one of them, that button closes in the left panel and the focus shifts to a DIFFERENT hbo button.

    Thank you -- Dan in St. Louis
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  • Steve, a meeting finished early and I was able to test in Chrome. It seems to go faster in Chrome than in Firefox, perhaps because of the issue described in the attached screen clip.

    I also tested again in Firefox and I probably misled myself. I thought the focus shifted to a different button with the same name, but in fact it only collapsed the subject button. I thought it was different because the buttons listed in the left column are not in the same order as the ones on the displayed page and I lost track of which one was which. Sure would be nice to be able to order those!

    Thanks for your help -- Dan in St. Louis
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  • I have also seen this behavior in Chrome 28.0.1500.52. When you expand a button and click on any command within that button, the Panels window jumps to the very top of the tree.

    Just updated to 28.0.1500.63 and the behavior is still there. Actually it's when you click on anything really that isn't visible when the scrollbar is at the top.
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