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    David Archbold
    Multi-Selection of Nodes in Page StructureAnswered
    Topic posted October 17, 2019 by David Archbold, tagged Layout 
    22 Views, 2 Comments
    Title:
    Multi-Selection of Nodes in Page Structure
    Summary:
    Single-clicking nodes in Page Structure results in multiple nodes being selected.
    Content:

    Within the Page Structure navigator, the default behaviour seems to be that of multi-selection when single clicking nodes which is contrary to typical applications where CTRL+Click and SHIFT+Click are used.

    Having one node selected shows the item properties in the panel on the right side of the page.  On clicking a different node, one would expect the behaviour to be for the console to de-select the original node and show the properties for the newly selected node.

    With the multi-selection behaviour, the selection of a different node results in two nodes being selected and the message ‘Multiple Items Selected’ is shown in the property inspection region.  To view the properties for the newly selected node, one has to click the original node to de-select it then click the newly selected node again for the property inspector to refresh.

    This seems an unusual navigation pattern and is time consuming.

    Does anyone know why this navigation pattern was chosen for the Page Structure as we cannot see why it would be used?

    Is it possible to change the behaviour of the Page Structure to be single-selection on clicking a node so that the property inspector refreshes for the selected node?

    Best Comment

    Shay Shmeltzer

    I don't see this behavior when using Visual Builder in Chrome.

    Switching selection of an item in the structure pane correctly selects the other one - not multi selecting.

    Comment

     

    • Shay Shmeltzer

      I don't see this behavior when using Visual Builder in Chrome.

      Switching selection of an item in the structure pane correctly selects the other one - not multi selecting.

    • David Archbold

      2 developers have experienced this on a couple of occasions.

      After closing the browser and re-opening, the expected behavior is seen as per Shay's comment.