Help Reduce Errors: Less prominent “Detach” Icon on the Source Linker Screen
Title: Help Reduce Errors: Less prominent “Detach” Icon on the Source Linker Screen.
The “Detach”icon on the Source Linker Screen is TOO prominent –it almost says to the inexperienced user that they “need to”detach. It needs to appear more like an option.
Can anyone explain when and why or if I should "detach"? I am working on a source that is overall the same people, and want everything Attached.0
Gordon Collett ✭✭✭✭✭
If someone else has attached the source to the wrong person, then in the source linker you need to detach the source from the wrong person before you can attach it to the right person.
For example, here I "accidentally" attached the source for the husband to the wife's record:
I need to detach the source for Ole so that I can re-attach it to him.1
@GBHammer Your suggestion has been relayed to the appropriate manager. Thank you for your comment.0
On this suggestion I would like to add some additional suggestions.
My issue isn't with the size of the Detach button, but the danger triangle on it. Elsewhere, Family Tree uses ! red flag to direct attention to data problems needing correction. So the routine use of ! triangle is misleading. I think that is GBHammer's point. I suggest replacing ! triangle with a left pointing arrow to reinforce that Detach is effectively the reverse of Compare.
It would be appropriate for the Source Linker to show a ! red flag alert when a mention in a source is attached to more than one profile. At present, this circumstance is not revealed unless the pointer hovers over Detach. Why are these messy source attachment problems buried? Example:
By the way, how is anyone supposed to know to click the Detach details pop-up to see more? And in that second pop-up, the Review button would more usefully be labeled Details, like the Details in the main Source Linker.0
@LoieByville my previous comment has another example of when you would want to Detach a source.0