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Popup/Drop-Down not closing on selection? (Go 12)

Question asked by joel.s on Jan 25, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 26, 2017 by joel.s

Unlike the behaviour in Go 11, popup menus or drop-down lists do not close when a selection is made.


This looks like a bug but I wanted to check it was not just me that is seeing this.


I feel the 'rotating barrel' UI element in 12 is doing a very poor job all around:

Static size means it will be the wrong size more often than not.

Remaining open after selection (if it's not a bug). Obscures other UI elements after selection.

Scroll bar almost invisible.

More interaction required (scrolling/closing).


The v11 implementation was almost perfect:

Dynamic size resulted in often no scrolling being required to see all objects.

High contrast ideal for outdoor use.

Closed automatically when a selection had been made.

Scroll bar showed the position in the list.

Minimum effort.


Why the design change?


Go really needs a proper iOS popup menu/list along the lies of the v11 implementation with the option of a number/letter picker along the right edge and decent methods to allow type ahead.

A lot of iOS apps have this capabiltiy with huge lists.