PhilNeal - what is this "feature"? I'm really confused...
The jump is on the list of things to fix. This may require a configuration setting in order to keep the feature.
Sorry I'm relaying what I've been told! The panel expands under certain conditions to reveal more data. This is connected to the annoying jump.
LosOjos (8th May 2014)
I like the way it was just brushed under the carpet for a year, I have never bothered complaining about it as it's just one of those annoying things that I figured would never get actioned. So far my assumption has been correct. BTW I remember the dos version of Star and then Core Integrator as we moved to .NET
@Barcest the key thing that Product Managers look at is cases. If something generates cases it will go up the list of things to address.
tombry (8th May 2014)
oh man @CAM
drives me nuts when hiding/unhiding loads of template columns.
I tend to work in Zoom view more often now as it eliminates some of that, although on my massive analysis sheets doesn't matter, I'll get bit by one of them.
While we're listing things - how about when you go to edit what columns are included in a formula, and if you untick one, without unhighlighting all, they all get unticked?
that's a fun one too.
sparkeh (9th May 2014)
@SouthCoastSaint because there are cases against this problem we are seeking to find a solution. SOLUS3 will probably be enabled to force a closure of Exams so that the problem doesn't occur. The problem is that people think they have logged out of SIMS but remain in Exams. SOLUS3 can already re-apply an upgrade to a workstation that has failed for this reason.
Keep almost deleting marksheets today due to this 'feature'.
Any chance there is a fix heading our way?
CAM (10th December 2014)
Well, it's been a year and a half since the issue was raised but no progress? I was just thinking of this yesterday whilst setting up and almost deleting marksheets!
I still don't see how a delayed click can be construed as a feature. If I click New I expect the software to create a new marksheet or column, not jump down the page and attempt to delete an existing marksheet or column! I have noticed that whilst SIMS loads something and redraws the screen in the process, it will continue to accept clicks. You could do an entire work flow if you knew exactly which pixel to click for each step, but if someone is that efficient hats off to them! They aren't a majority of users!
(Try it, open an Individual Report Template to make SIMS lock screen draw and click around. Then close Word to resume normal service. Or just run something that takes ages to load and click around. Invisible clicks for all!)
I also seriously question the usefulness of clicking in dead space on a control causing something to happen. If I click in dead space on the columns control in Edit Template it is by accident or trying to refocus the window on SIMS. Maybe deselect something, any reason except wanting to make the last column clicked on hidden by ticking a box I didn't click on. Same with attempting to resize columns in that same control, if the columns control doesn't have focus before attempting to resize you end up ticking a hidden box somewhere in the control and you don't know it has happened until you see the column not resize even though the cursor changed to the <|> symbol.
The interface as a whole in SIMS just behaves in a very bizarre manner. Given the number of AM7 updates that have come through (aspect replacement is really great!), I'm surprised to see this thread resurrected again because these long-standing and unwelcome "features" remain unresolved by Capita!
Also on your note of Automation Error. I have this right now even though the PC is powered down at the end of each week and Exams Organiser was last used in Autumn. It can't possibly still be open!
Last edited by CAM; 10th December 2014 at 04:05 PM.
vikpaw (10th December 2014)
This has happened twice this week....
Add columns en masse, change a few result sets, tweak column names, go to re-order columns, interface jumps and bam! Delete button gets pressed and the entire batch is restarted because I have no idea what I just deleted by accident thanks to this annoying jump!
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