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UI: Search Menu Design for Linked Data-blocks
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[TODO this is so far just a quick task to have the information here.]

This task is mostly for the ID-template, but some of the design changes might work for regular search menus with data-blocks selected too.

  • We need an easily discoverable way execute operations on data-blocks, like "Make Local", "Add Library Override", "Delete Override", etc.
  • Could we show the library status (linked, overriden, missing), library name and user count info in or next to the search button, so users don't have to open the menu?
  • How to deal with cases where there's little space, like in more space-saving regions?

In 2.90 there were a couple of visual tweaks already, to make data-block management in production scenes simpler for search menus:

(actually not in master yet, see D7999)

This design takes more space, so there are issues like T77929.

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Julian Eisel (Severin) changed the task status from Needs Triage to Confirmed.Jun 18 2020, 7:29 PM
Julian Eisel (Severin) created this task.

Nope, actually all mentioned points are still to be addressed.
(The plan for me is that I work on both, Asset Manger and Library Overrides UI throughout July.)