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Special:ListFiles: UX improvements
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All ideas originating in T117743 don't make sense to go in conversion to OOUI task, therefore:

  • Hide form legend for everything aside screenreader users:
  • Would HorizontalLayout & RadioInputWidgets of “items per page” be advantageous?
  • Change button label to “Search” or “Show file list”

Current layout:

image.png (910×1 px, 74 KB)
as with latest patch

Ideas for improvement:
With HorizontalLayout &RadioInputButtons of items per page:

T117743-File-list-with-HorizontalLayout---MediaWiki_2017-2018-05-07.png (900×1 px, 61 KB)

Without legend (hidden & available only for screenreaders) and “Show file list” button:

T117743-File-list-III-with-button-label---MediaWiki_2017-2018-05-07.png (833×1 px, 60 KB)

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By "strong", my concern is that the number of results to show at once is the least important control of the form (and in this form, all of the controls are optional), but it is very prominent (primacy, and visual "heaviness" because of all the extra lines and colourful blue circles). I don't have a real alternative, though. :-(

@Jdforrester-WMF Yeah, after trying the alternative treatments, I immediately thought about reordering the fields and put radios at bottom.
Apart from that another clear candidate for T191868 IMHO.

Also, “Show” becomes update in some cases, don't know if that's a sufficient label then?

Jeff_G renamed this task from kgdaaaaaaa to Special:ListFiles: UX improvements.Jul 2 2018, 1:13 AM
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