💡Feature Idea: Read-Only Mode Toggle

GLYNN
GLYNN
edited March 2022 in Feature Ideas

Coming into an existing squad there was a historical set of Murals reverse-ordered by "Modified on" date - which is how I wanted to them to stay. I am an area member (i.e. not visitor) with full edit rights, but short of remembering to hit the "move" [HAND] icon whenever I entered a Mural, it would be good to be able to put yourself into "view-only mode". You only have to move one object on the canvas and the "Modified on" date becomes <today> and the order of eternal history is lost.

In investigating this, I am [now] aware you can sort by "Last Created" rather than "Last Modified" - but it would still be handy to be able to lock oneself our from changing a Mural when desired.

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  • Hi, @GLYNN! Thanks for this idea so excited to see what other people think!

  • As facilitator, I want a read-only mode for myself so that I can review my past murals without modifying them, and without looking like I modified them and polluting the history.

  • Sometimes it would be nice as a facilitator to toggle the mural as read-only for all participants. Not a super common use case for me, but sometimes I want the participants to stop editing and only listen to me for a minute during workshops.

  • Busra
    Busra Mural Team, Mural Product Manager admin

    Hi @GLYNN ,

    Thank you very much for sharing this idea!

    This view-only mode you want for yourself would be a central setting that once you choose it, is activated for all of your murals? So whenever you land on a mural, it starts with hand mode on and when you do some deliberate action - eg. double click- it becomes edit mode again.

    And the same setting will apply when you refresh the same page, too - starts in view only mode and it needs you to do some action for it to become editable again.

    And this would be a user level setting so your setting wouldn't affect others on the mural.

    Please let me know if I understood the scenarios correctly.

  • GLYNN
    GLYNN
    edited March 2022

    Hi @Busra - I understand what you are proposing here (I think....), but I am effectively looking for "switch" almost or "toggle" on the screen, something specific.

    "it starts with hand mode on and when you do some deliberate action - eg. double click- it becomes edit mode again.t starts with hand mode on and when you do some deliberate action - eg. double click- it becomes edit mode again."

    If this means "double-click the hand" (or another icon) then this is an acceptable way of achieving the objective. If double-clicking in any [random] place in the mural puts you back into "edit" mode, then that's NOT great. It needs to be a specific and deliberate action. In addition to the graphical nature of selecting, a hot-key combination could also be assigned to toggle the mode.

    "And this would be a user level setting so your setting wouldn't affect others on the mural."

    I concur/agree. :-)

    If a user wants their mural to open up in edit mode as a default, they should be able to do that.

    If a user wants their mural to open up in display mode as a default, they should be able to do that.

    Thanks for reaching out

  • Busra
    Busra Mural Team, Mural Product Manager admin

    Hi @GLYNN ,


    Understood, a user level setting to be able to land on all your murals in Hand mode and it will only turn into edit mode when you deliberately click on the hand mode icon again. Will share this with the team, thank you so much for this suggestion!

    Have a great day

  • I would definitely appreciate this feature; I've accidentally modified too many murals!

  • GLYNN
    GLYNN
    edited December 2022

    Hi @paulbeachum - I thought I saw a message from mural to say this was being implemented, but can't find in my e-mail. I'll take a look anbd see if it is part of the new features/settings in the new mural GUI.

    Thanks for feeding back your comments. Have friends, colleagues and family vote this one UP^!