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Just some guy who does PHP, JS, MySQL, and is an iPhone Objective-C noob.

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accepted Best way to show many user actions for table rows?
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comment Best way to show many user actions for table rows?
This is a good idea too. Thanks!
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comment Best way to show many user actions for table rows?
Sorry about that. By background I meant the padding of the cell (the non-hyperlinked part). I'll take it as a compliment that the screenshots led you to believe it was a native app. :)
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comment Best way to show many user actions for table rows?
P.S. This is a web page, not a native application.
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comment Best way to show many user actions for table rows?
Lots of great links, thanks. Regarding the order, it could definately stand to be re-ordered a bit. I also like the idea others mentioned of still showing, but disabling, irrelevant menu options. That'll give some more consistency to the menu I think. Regarding making the columns skinnier, word wrapping the description just trades horizontal cruft for vertical - and it introduces whitespace on all the other columns. We can't really combine columns into a nicer looking combo either, because sorting is a very heavily used feature here...
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comment Best way to show many user actions for table rows?
Also, the vast majority of users won't think to right click anything because that's something you just don't do on the web. And it does nothing towards improving tablet accessibility...
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comment Best way to show many user actions for table rows?
I've considered a G-mail like toolbar at the top of the table, but I don't want users to have to bother w/ selecting a row before the options come online. It also gives the false impression that you can select more than 1 row at a time and take an action. Other areas of the site DO let you take an action on multiple rows so it would be confusing to see a similar layout w/ two different behaviors.
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comment Best way to show many user actions for table rows?
We don't do anything w/ right click, so I'm not sure where you're getting that. Personally I hate it when any page overrides my right clicking, and I have Firefox set to not allow it...
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comment Best way to show many user actions for table rows?
I would worry that users won't know they're supposed to 'select' the row though, especially since that's a mechanic we've never used before. So then, w/ just looking at it, it would look like there were no options available for the row... Hmm...
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