So I have a configuration menu with many different menu options. Currently, I feel that the flow is very annoying for users to make changes to as it requires the following steps:
- Make change
- Hit apply
- Hit submit change
- View pop up with preview of changes, and hit OK
I have been told the apply button is necessary, but I feel that it is creating an extra step in the process. The user needs to hit apply for each page, i.e. the user picks menu1, makes changes, hits apply, then moves to menu2, makes changes, hits apply... hit submit changes and then submit again.
If the changes get "applied" as the user is making the change, I feel we can eliminate step 2 and make the UX much simpler for the user. What are the benefits to having the "apply" button be present? Currently, if we make a change and switch menus without hitting "apply", none of the changes save which I think causes more issues than benefits.