Hi! I am looking into using the lint actions for the first time. It is great to see this built in.
However I noticed a few small UX challenges.
Currently on mobile the lint gutter seem to open on touch, which is great.
However on desktop it only opens on hover, which it makes it rather inconvenient to use the actions — it’s way too easy to move the mouse away and have tooltip disappear by mistake, instead of clicking the action.
I think it would be good to have either one of the following:
- Have an option in the
lintGutter()to open on click instead of hover (in which case it will only disappear on click as well, rather than a mouse move).
- Still show it on hover, but if the user clicked on the gutter marker, switch into the “click” mode and only disappear on click as well.
Additionally, it would be great to have some indication/different marker for when the fix actions are available, so user can know if it’s worth clicking/hovering the gutter. As an example, I used a lightbulb before in my version of “lint fix” for CM5: CodeMirror: Lint fix demo. Not to say that was a great choice or particularly visible, but hopefully explains the idea.