"Profile" icon on Records search is not actually useable
The tooltip on the "profile" icon says "view possible tree matches", but clicking on it actually hijacks the results page and takes you to Source Linker. That's not a view of possible tree matches. (Or not a very informative one.) But the button is a button, not a link: it's not right-clickable, so I can't open it in a new tab and do my research that way. In other words, I dare not touch the button with a ten-foot pole, lest it lose me my place in sorting through the search results.
Come to think of it, the tree-stublet icon ("view attached tree person"*) is likewise not right-clickable, but hijacks the page. This is Not Good. Please don't program buttons to hijack pages, and if something is going to act like a link, then please make sure it's acting like a link in all respects, including right-click. These neither-fish-nor-fowl buttons are just ...rude.
*[tree person: you mean like an ent or dryad?]🙃
On the Search results page when I right-click a profile icon I get a new window with the Source Linker loaded. Usually I see enough information in the Source Linker that I can either reject the hint or proceed with the attachment.
On the Search results page when I right-click a tree icon, however, I do not get a new window. Instead, I get this mess:
Notice the pop-up menu of browser actions (not FS actions) and the annoying floater text labeling the button.0
Julia Szent-Györgyi ✭✭✭✭✭
I swear, the behavior changed in the past hour.
I was getting the browser actions menu for both the profile and the tree icons.
Now I'm getting the link actions menu for the profile icon.
But both still hijack the page I'm on if I accidentally actually use them.
And Source Linker still isn't a view of possible matches. It's a very clunky way of getting at potential matches.1
And Source Linker still isn't a view of possible matches.
That is true! For finding possible matches the index record is now more useful. But the links there often do not work.
(For the record, in the Search results page the link on the person's name currently goes there, and right-click on that link has the expected behavior.)0