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  1. Jira Server and Data Center
  2. JRASERVER-45213

The new Add a Gadget experience in JIRA is a little confusing



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      Problem Definition

      Some users are finding the new 'Add a Gadget' experience in JIRA a little confusing:

      • On the initial screen there is an error: "Were still trying to fetch..." rather than "We're still trying to fetch..."
      • There is no progress indicator is shown to indicate that JIRA is still loading gadgets
      • It's not immediately obvious that the message to the right changes
      • It's not clear that the 'load all gadgets' link is a link that needs to be clicked

      Suggested Solution

      • Fix the error, and display a progress spinner on the initial window
      • Make it clearer that the loading process is complete
      • Make it clearer that 'load all gadgets' is something that needs to be pressed

      Additional Information

      • Initial dialog with error, also not showing any loading indicator:
      • Second diaglog, note it is very similar to the first dialog so it's not immediately clear the text has changed and that it is now necessary to click the link:
      • Final resulting dialog with all gadgets loaded


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