In PUI, collection organization tree jumps to bottom when width is adjusted


A user reported this issue to me - I am not able to replicate it on my computer so I am attaching a video of her screen. When she adjusts the width of the collection organization tree panel, it suddenly jumps to the bottom of the screen. Video shows our local instance of ASpace but she tried the same test in the sandbox and had the same issue.


Lenovo laptop, Firefox Quantum 64.0. She did not experience the same problem when using Chrome on the same computer. I cannot replicate the problem with Firefox on my Dell computer.


Lydia Tang
October 22, 2019, 1:53 PM

I think that this is jumping into formatting for a tablet/smartphone. Even though I totally agree that it’s weird, but I think that it’s doing the “right” behavior for if it senses that the screen (the main view) is getting narrow like a smartphone. This is just my personal thought though. From a usability perspective, what would you like to have happen and why would the user want to expand the sidebar instead of opening of the collection organization tab? Thanks!

Sarah Horowitz
October 23, 2019, 1:59 PM

But it happens on regular computer screens, not just on smartphones or tablets! And when it does jump to the bottom, it makes the entire screen unreadable. I think it’s important for a user to be able to read the sidebar in the main tab, without having to open a different tab. Often they may want to look at the notes and the collection organization at the same time, which they can only do when they expand the sidebar. (The sidebar is also much more compact, and allows you to open and close series in a way that the collection organization tab does not, which is very important for large collections.)

Michelle Paquette
November 20, 2019, 7:58 PM

I have run into this same issue, as have others on staff with me. I’ll add a link to a video showing it tomorrow.

Michelle Paquette
November 21, 2019, 1:40 PM

And of course now I can’t replicate it. What I can still replicate is that when you zoom in on a page it jumps to the bottom, which seems like an accessibility issue for those who can’t see small font as well and might zoom in on web pages frequently. Video that shows zoom issue here.




Celia Caust-Ellenbogen