[RFC] Move "print view" and "email friend" into the topic tools

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[RFC] Move "print view" and "email friend" into the topic tools

Post by Louis7777 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:45 pm

Printing and emailing a friend about a topic are actions associated with a specific topic so how about moving those icons inside the topic tools dropdown list?

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Re: [RFC] Move "print view" and "email friend" into the topic tools

Post by PayBas » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:10 am

Agreed. Less clutter = better.

But the print and email links are also displayed when reading PM, and there are no "topic tools" there (yet).

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Re: [RFC] Move "print view" and "email friend" into the topic tools

Post by Jessica. » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:17 am

+1 to this

Kinda unrelated but I also hope that the quick-mod tools and jumpbox will eventually be changed to look like the topic tools dropdown :/ a PR was made but it hasn't been implemented...

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Re: [RFC] Move "print view" and "email friend" into the topic tools

Post by Pony99CA » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:30 am

Louis7777 wrote:Printing and emailing a friend about a topic are actions associated with a specific topic so how about moving those icons inside the topic tools dropdown list?
That sounds good, but only if they put Topic Tools at the top of the page as well (in other words, at the top and bottom). I had to look for a while to find the new icon; Bookmark and Subscribe stood out much better. People who use printing or E-mailing a lot might get confused if they aren't at the top.
PayBas wrote:But the print and email links are also displayed when reading PM, and there are no "topic tools" there (yet).
So create a PM Tools menu. ;)

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Re: [RFC] Move "print view" and "email friend" into the topic tools

Post by PayBas » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:33 am

Pony99CA wrote:
Louis7777 wrote:Printing and emailing a friend about a topic are actions associated with a specific topic so how about moving those icons inside the topic tools dropdown list?
That sounds good, but only if they put Topic Tools at the top of the page as well (in other words, at the top and bottom). I had to look for a while to find the new icon; Bookmark and Subscribe stood out much better. People who use printing or E-mailing a lot might get confused if they aren't at the top.
I don't agree. The topic options bookmark/subscribe/print/email are specifically for the topic, not the overall website. So it should be as close to the topic content as possible. Besides... you only have to find it 1 time, every time after that, you will know where it is.
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PayBas wrote:But the print and email links are also displayed when reading PM, and there are no "topic tools" there (yet).
So create a PM Tools menu. ;)
Perhaps, yes.

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Re: [RFC] Move "print view" and "email friend" into the topic tools

Post by nickvergessen » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:46 am

Pony99CA wrote:That sounds good, but only if they put Topic Tools at the top of the page as well (in other words, at the top and bottom)...
It already is?
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Re: [RFC] Move "print view" and "email friend" into the topic tools

Post by keith10456 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:27 pm

+1 Printing is one the decline anyway. No need for the icon to take-up space unnecessarily.

As stated, though. The topics tools icon should be on the top and bottom.

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Post by VSE » Thu Apr 10, 2014 3:21 pm

Topic Tools icon is at the top and bottom!
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Re: [RFC] Move "print view" and "email friend" into the topic tools

Post by Pony99CA » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:12 pm

nickvergessen wrote:
Pony99CA wrote:That sounds good, but only if they put Topic Tools at the top of the page as well (in other words, at the top and bottom)...
It already is?
Ah, so it is. I didn't notice there by the Post Reply button. (Again, it doesn't stand out very well.)

As it is there, please do put the Print and E-mail items there.

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Re: [RFC] Move "print view" and "email friend" into the topic tools

Post by keith10456 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:09 pm

VSE+ wrote:Topic Tools icon is at the top and bottom!
lol... I just noticed that.

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