Help panel: Dropdown menu on settings cog
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Description

In T206716, we discussed how users can turn the help panel off and on. Here is what we have decided to build:

  • A "cog" in the help panel.
  • The cog opens a short menu with a few links, where the top one is a link to Preferences, anchored as closely as possible to the preference for turning the feature on/off.
  • The cog also contains a link called "More about the help panel", which will link to the page created in T210906.
  • All links should open in a new tab.

Here is a current mockup:

@RHo may need to add more concrete mockups of the feature on desktop and mobile, or incorporate the feature into the interactive prototype.

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Thank you for fixing it.

kostajh renamed this task from Help panel: ability to turn off the feature to Help panel: Dropdown menu on settings cog.Thu, Dec 13, 6:56 PM

Change 479854 had a related patch set uploaded (by Kosta Harlan; owner: Kosta Harlan):
[mediawiki/extensions/GrowthExperiments@master] Help Panel: Make settings cog open popup panel

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/479854

@SBisson "Hack" appears three times in the patch for this one. Let me know if you have ideas for how to better implement the popup, and to get its positioning correct.

I still need to add the background color styling and remove the outline from the settings cog when it's pressed.