Inline Edit - caret position when entering edit mode

Daphne Ogle daphne at
Tue Aug 26 19:22:07 UTC 2008

Hi Justin,

That is quite confusing.  Sorry about that.

The first example is how we'd like to move forward.  The other 2 were  
how it was supposed to work until we got undo working.  Highlighting  
(selecting) the entire text when the user clicks in the box has a  
higher chance of the user accidentally making an edit or deleting the  
existing text so we didn't want that to happen until undo was  
implemented.  The newest storyboard includes undo and thus highlighted  
text (even though it's not implemented) because Eli is building a  
prototype for user testing based on it.   It seems to be a difference  
between the state of implementation and our end goal.  Thoughts on how  
we can better communicate this?  Do we need a QA space for the release  
that specifies where development is as opposed to the end goal?

On Aug 26, 2008, at 6:11 AM, Justin wrote:

> In the inline-edit simple text story boards (
> ) there are several examples given.
> The first case states that when the field enters into edit mode, all
> of the text should be selected.
> The second case states that the caret should be at the end of the  
> text.
> The third case doesn't mention where the caret or selection should be
> but shows the caret in the middle of the text. This seems to imply
> that the caret should be placed where the user clicks on the field to
> put it into edit mode.
> I'm not sure which one of these is/should be correct. Are these
> supposed to indicate three different ways that the inline edit field
> will behave based on context? If that is the case, would it be
> confusing for the user, as all three could theoretically be on the
> same page?
> - Justin
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Daphne Ogle
Senior Interaction Designer
University of California, Berkeley
Educational Technology Services
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