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Implement "Tabs", an amazing feature where multiple different pages are loaded in the same browser window!
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Right now we send you off (or you have to right click and open new tab) the Workboard to view the task, but not when editing. Some people may prefer to stay on the board at all times, see all properties, comments, and leave a comment without leaving the board.

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altendky created this task.Feb 28 2016, 5:42 PM

If I comment on task I almost always need to review the previous comments made. That would mean loading the entire task comment/history into a dialog which doesn't seem meaningful. The only case for "commenting from a dialog" that I can imagine is if you need to poke it for an update without seeing previous history - doesn't sound like a strong use-case. Creating/editing is modifying the task state vs. the discussion happening on the task, which makes a little more sense to have in the context of a dialog/popover.

chad added a subscriber: chad.Feb 28 2016, 6:26 PM

I believe you can enable commenting through EditEngine (Maniphest Form Configuration). Beyond that we have a rough "idea" of being able to embed any Phabricator page inside a dialog, which is a non trivial amount of work with Quicksand

chad added a comment.Feb 28 2016, 6:28 PM

Basically, like @cspeckmim suggests, commenting without context isn't something we plan to add. We feel commenting when you make a edit, or commenting when reading the entire task are the two most common needs.

I do agree that commenting is usually done after reviewing the existing history. The concern expressed to me was that the extra navigational steps to get back to the workboard after commenting on a ticket were less pleasing than simply having a popover close. The only real reference I've got for this is that Trello allows viewing of the history and commenting within a popover... not that that is any justification unto itself.

chad updated the task description. (Show Details)EditedFeb 28 2016, 9:02 PM
chad added a project: Quicksand.
chad renamed this task from Comment on task from workboard via 'dialog box' to Pull up full Task in a dialog without leaving Workboard.

I expect we'll do this eventually, but probably not until Workboards v4.

Thanks for the discussion and for improving the clarity of my request.

timor added a subscriber: timor.Jul 19 2016, 11:49 AM
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epriestley moved this task from Backlog to Global on the Quicksand board.Apr 17 2017, 12:03 PM
epriestley renamed this task from Pull up full Task in a dialog without leaving Workboard to Implement "Tabs", an amazing feature where multiple different pages are loaded in the same browser window!.
epriestley moved this task from Backlog to Far Future on the Workboards board.Feb 13 2018, 11:44 PM
epriestley triaged this task as Wishlist priority.