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Individual reloading of dashboard widgets #3293

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Amenel opened this Issue · 7 comments

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Amenel Stefan Giehl Matthieu Aubry
Amenel

As of version 1.8.2, widgets on the dashboard have three buttons minimize, maximize and close.

I suggest a fourth button be added. It would implement a "reload this widget" function.

There are several reasons why I am suggesting this additional button be added.

First, I've had times when the page loads but some widgets fail to load (see attached screenshot showing widgets that have failed to load after more than ten minutes).

Second, the "last visits graph" doesn't refresh when we cross the new day boundary. From one day to the next, all it would take to update this widget would be a click on the Reload button.

Of course, one could always reload the page but it feels overkill. Until recently, I was temporarily in a place where the Internet connection was really slow reloading the whole page took quite some time, which I thought was a shame since I only wanted to refresh that specific widget.

Keywords: widget reload button

Amenel

Attachment: Screenshot of widgets that have failed to load after 10+ min
MWSnap 2012-07-30, 15_38_34 - Piwik Never loading widgets.png

Stefan Giehl
Collaborator

I'll have a look at that within the next few days.

Stefan Giehl
Collaborator

(In [6703]) fixes #3293 add possibility to refresh a single dashboard widget

Matthieu Aubry
Owner

Nice change!

I think this feature is useful, but it shouldn't be too visible because it won't be very often used.

  • The refresh icon could be thinner maybe, or with some opacity maybe 50% opacity by default? but it would be nice to have it thinner like the other icons, what do you think?
  • I notice now that the loading icon is displayed in the widget. I don't think it's necessary when loading all widgets. When reloading it could be nice to display in the top middle of the reloading window rather than top right?
Matthieu Aubry
Owner

(In [6714]) Refs #3293 Do not display loading icon when loading N widgets on dashboard (would be OK displaying it when reloading one widget only though)

Stefan Giehl
Collaborator

(In [6716]) refs #3293 do display loading (icon) only when reloading widget

Stefan Giehl
Collaborator

@matt: please feel free to replace the reload icon. I didn't have a better one...

Amenel Amenel added this to the 1.8.3 - Piwik 1.8.3 milestone
Stefan Giehl sgiehl was assigned by Amenel
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