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 Add-to-watchlist as TEXT please!
Author: Bernd 
Date:   11-12-08 01:19

For someone who is not a regular user of freshports it is quite irritating that the most important function - add port to watchlist - can only be accessed via an icon.
And if the helpfile wouldn't explain it I'd never have guessed that the glasses+ means "add to watchlist".

Now there is quite a huge amount of text links on each freshports webpage - so there should be room for an additional link "add to watchlist".

I feel this would "improve the user experience by at least 78 percent", in other words - would make really sense. Think about it please!

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 Re: Add-to-watchlist as TEXT please!
Author: Dan 
Date:   11-12-08 01:27

If you hover over the icon, do you see pop up text?

Can you recommend a better icon?

Having "add to watchlist" repeated 100+ times on commits.php seems like a lot of repetitive text.

The Man Behind The Curtain

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 Re: Add-to-watchlist as TEXT please!
Author: Bernd 
Date:   11-12-08 10:55

Dan, thanks for the quick reply - I'm not an icon-sensitive person that much, so I can not even recommend a better one. Maybe something with more colors and a bigger (green) + (plus) sign would be an improvement.

On the overview lists I understand that space is precious - but an additional text link on a port's _detail page_ would be fine.

Practically I was searching a port's page for "add" and "watchlist" and was really irritated when it failed, finally I read the help file and found the hint. It was only now that I realized the glasses and the idea behind it.
Please, have mercy with the visually handicapped a bit ... :-)

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