This article will help you understand some of the Quantum MX user interface style elements and conventions.
Quick Data Entry
Quick data entry fields will be depicted as a row of text fields, select boxes, and an action button.
In Place Editing
Data fields for many objects may be edited in-place. Editable data will be depicted as a hyperlink. Click the data field to show an edit box. Simple fields may not include
- To save your edits: press the
ENTERkey if the save button is not shown.
- To cancel editing: press the
ESCkey, or click elsewhere in the view if the cancel button is not shown.
Popover forms are used to display more information about an item, or provide a quick form-input capability.
Drop Down Menus
If a menu or button contains a listing underneath, a down caret will be depicted.
The web ubiquitous three-bar icon is used to depict collapsed drop down menus.
Custom Select Lists
Some drop down menus allow the user to type a custom value that is not in the select list. Be sure to click "Add..." to lock in the custom value.
In the work order view, collapsible areas help conceal sections of the work order so you can focus on specific areas. On the Work Order view near the Discrepancies heading, there are expand all and collapse all controls. The state of the collapsible panel is depicted by a
right caret when collapsed, and a
down caret when expanded.
Slide Out on Hover Menus
The slide-out hover menus are featured in the Work Order / Work Entry section.
Quick filters are used on the Parts Kits Dashboard, and the Team detail view. Click the filter to control the content on the screen.
Slide Out Panels
Slide out panels are used to help you access information that pertains to the object currently being displayed. For Aircraft, the slide out panel contains secondary notes about the aircraft. For Work Orders, three slide out panels are available to provide access to: squawks, reminders & airworthiness directives, and checklists.
Jump To Links
On views that contain information about multiple aircraft, parts, or work orders, you may find a JUMP TO row of links. Click the item to scroll the page down to the heading that corresponds to the selected item.
Info and Warning Popups
Extra information is often hidden behind info or warning links. Click the link to view more information in a pop up. There are two styles of pop ups: 1) modal windows that display more information including images and hyperlinks, and 2) Tooltip popups. Typing
ESC or clicking outside the popup window area will close the popup.
Item lists that are reorderable will contain a hyperlinked item index. Click the index and enter the new item position to move the item up or down in the list. Entering
0 will move the item to the top of the list.
Changing Purchase Order Item Positions
Changing Parts Kit Item Positions
After changing the list item position, click Detail again to refresh the list.
gear icon will be displayed on forms that have configurable select lists. Click the link to configure the list of possible selections. See Settings / Lists.