On 2016-10-26 17:02, Liz Blanchard
Does anyone have examples of
delete confirmations or other types of modal messaging that
they are using or looking to use?
In Cockpit we use them for some "Are you really sure you want to
I wish there was a better way of doing those. Been trying to use a
selection mode for some (so you have to press a button to get into a
mode where you're allowed to delete to avoid accidental deletes),
and also considered doing a undo action that stays around for a
little while and then goes away.
A recent place we used a confirmation dialog was for networking
actions that results in the administrator getting disconnected from
the Cockpit UI, such as turning off the network card, or changing
the IP address of the interface that one connects to Cockpit on.
This prevents being out of luck in situations where you have several
network cards, you're connected to one of them, and then wants to
turn of another one, but selects the one you're on by accident.
(Under the hood, networkmanager takes a snapshot of the state,
figures out Cockpit lost it's connection and reverts to the previous
Here is a mockup of how it works: