One option we’re exploring here is to create a separate menu for notifications, (e.g. under a bell icon rather than the avatar). It’s not at the top of our list yet, but we’ll keep this in mind when we get there as well, in case it doesn’t work out and we want to address this in some other way.
I’m not sure how the notifications are related to the logout button.
Do you mean that at the moment there are several different user actions and notifications accessed through the user avatar / icon, and in future the notifications might be split out from actions at the menu level? That would seem to make sense, but I’m not a UI/UX person, so I’ll happily provide feedback on whatever you come up with.
Thanks for an awesome piece of software and the effort you all put in!
Do you have a bunch of users who use public access computers? Or use some computer in the family room? If not why log out? Ever? If you need to log out to log back in as someone else, you can learn to type ZZ.
Yup. Hospitals are full of these. But we are moving inexorably towards personal virtual desktops so that is becoming less of an issue.
The other use-case (which is quite weak) is so that folk can easily log out and see what a site looks like for anons. Of course, they could just use an incognito mode for that but that is beyond many users without specific coaching.
True, but most folk haven’t worked that out. Also, we are only just now getting Chromium based browser access inside health institutions. Frightening, eh?
That is super useful! I really should take a few minutes and study those keyboard shortcuts more closely!!
Looks like the latest version of discourse has a dedicated “profile” section to the user menu, and the logout button is now in there.
It’s really not easy to find, but given that each of us has probably different requirements for what functionality is most important, I can understand the developers’ thoughts in grouping these actions like this.
And, @hellekin - thanks for the code, I just needed to update it to address the logout class instead. And, the only thing I could think of was to make it bright red…