Are there any preferences for and against including the menu item name in the top bar menu by default?
There is now a new settings for selecting the desired behavior (available in v10.1.4 in stable and master branch now), the default is to hide the text but I think it should be visible as otherwise its not clear for new users what the icons are…
With text (+ responsive behaviour that hides text on small screens):
$show_menu_titles = true;
$show_menu_titles = false;
In the past showing just icons or icons+text on the menus was automatic depending on the screen width and available space.
I would keep the same behavior.
Show text if there is space.
The menu bar is unlikely to become crowded even showing text, but the ‘real-estate’ issue might pop up elsewhere. It seems to me that almost all software interfaces I use have unknowingly ‘standardized’ on icons with ‘tool-tips’ (text), thus saving space while maintaining clarity. The user is informed and never has to make the choice. Just the way you have it now.
Tool tips were used with a mouse interface on mouse over events.
Today with touch devices (that are the majority) you dont have the on over event anymore and tool tips are not showing.
Defo include names - the icons are not intuitive (except for the menu) and I never click the right one first time.
‘Setup’ isn’t right though. I’d suggest ‘Manage’.
I’ve changed it to show the names as default. The option is there for anyone to change it to hide by default if needed
Hello @nchaveiro, the ‘tool tips’ are currently in in use in emncms, they seem to be working for me. However, I am using a laptop that does not have a touch screen.