Editing a custom rule description is not obvious

ataraxy
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Editing a custom rule description is not obvious

Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:34 pm

I wanted to edit the description on a custom rule that I'd set up.

Initially, I clicked on the spanner icon in the Actions column, but that doesn't allow the description to be modified. Rather, you need to mouseover the description and then click on the pencil icon.

This, and the rest of the editing process seems a bit convoluted since it takes you into something more like the advanced rule set up process, rather than the basic rule set up process.

Could you please have a look at this to see if usability could be improved.
Windows 10
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nick.bolton
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Re: Editing a custom rule description is not obvious

Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:00 pm

It's a bit tricky to do anything other than go back to the advanced rule setup as people may have created individual filters in a rule. But I see, you can't edit the description in that place - ok we'll look at that.
ataraxy
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Re: Editing a custom rule description is not obvious

Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:39 am

Why can't you use the same format as that used to set up a rule. i.e.

If there's just one filter:
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Just one filter
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If there are multiple filters:
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Multiple filters
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That's much more intuitive, since it matches what I went through when setting up the rule. If I only needed the basic set up, I just see the basic set up. If I needed the advanced set up, then I'll be familiar with it, and so will know what's going on.
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