More intuitive edit path (i.e. automatically open first/next edit field following certain actions when adding/editing entry)

Idea Delivered

Let's say I'm adding something like citizen to MultiTerm. At the moment, I have to Add New (which is fine) but then it gets un-intuitive. Rather than automatically opening the Source field for adding, I'm in some intermediate stage and have to manually click on that triangle and then Term. When I hit Enter, it just closes that field. The the same for Target, which gets really annoying if you have an inflecting target, in my case, I end up doing that dance 4 times because I need singular, plural, and genitive for both. That's a lot of time spent clicking and that triangle is so small I often mis-click.

The intuitive and time-saving path would be this:

On Add New, automatically open the first Source field for editing. On hitting Enter, automatically close the current field and open a new field for editing. If I hit Enter again without having added a second Source item, automatically jump to Target and open the first field for editing. On hitting Enter, close and open a new field for editing. On hitting Enter in an empty Target field, save entry and leave editing mode. Cancel operation at this stage is much less common and can be carried out via the toolbar or shortcut key.

This would save a lot of clicking and having to jump between mouse and keyboard.

Idea Delivered

Hi Michael,

It sounds like you are using an older layout or version of MultiTerm. With MultiTerm 2017 we have introduced a new layout that works in exactly the described manner, i.e. you click Add New and are immediately placed in the text input box for the source language.

Thanks,
Luis

  • PS I know that I can move into the first field with Tab but why force the extra key stroke? And there is no key stroke to my knowledge (again, which should it cost a key stroke) that closes and opens a new term field within an entry.

  • Hi Michael,

    It sounds like you are using an older layout or version of MultiTerm. With MultiTerm 2017 we have introduced a new layout that works in exactly the described manner, i.e. you click Add New and are immediately placed in the text input box for the source language.

    Thanks,

    Luis

  • So where is this fancy new layout then cause I'm not getting it and I *am* on 2017? I neither get placed in the first Source term field nor am I automatically moved to additional fields.

  • Somewhat astonished that this is just marked as "Idea Delivered" when - if this feature exists - there at least seem to be problems with making it work. I still cannot find this behaviour in MultiTerm.

  • Hi Michael,

    Here is a video showin gthe new layout. It's called "Default Layout" and should be in your list of layouts:

    www.youtube.com/watch

    If it doesn't show up for you, it might be something that needs to be checked with our support teams.

    Thanks,

    Luis

  • Jeez what is it with you guys and the "Idea delivered" button? You have NOT delivered this idea. What I am (quite clearly) talking about is the fact that the new layout ONLY automatically moves me into the first field of the Source Term. It does NOT move me into a 2nd, 3rd etc field automatically and especially for target terms, multiple target terms are the norm for, well, anything that has more inflection that English, so Chinese aside, any language...