I like the tooltip addition of yours.

For more interactive feedback on the canvas I can immediately think of 2

1. Indicator for when backpressure was configured on a connection (although
it's now always added by default, maybe less useful).

2. Changing the color of a connection when backpressure has engaged could
go a long way. Can go further, gradient color based on how close the
connection backlog is to triggering the backpressure controls. Immediately
highlights hotspots visually.


On Tue, Sep 20, 2016, 9:40 AM Rob Moran <rmo...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Andrew,
> Thanks for the feedback on the status bar. Separation between each item
> helps but realize after your comments how it can not feel like a single,
> cohesive group of items. We could probably tighten things up a bit.
> I think another part of this that could help would be to address some of
> the discussion around awareness of stats updating. Being able to call more
> attention (without being too intrusive) when stats change could help ease
> some of the burden of having to routinely scan the status bar to look for
> changes.
> Also related, I would like to see us get a tooltip that is seen when you
> hover anywhere on the status bar. That tooltip would provide more
> descriptive text about what each item means. It would help new users learn
> as well as provide detail and follow-on action when something is alerted.
> Let's see what others think and then I can work on filing a jira to
> capture thoughts.
> Rob
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 6:22 PM, Andrew Grande <apere...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I'd like to provide some feedback on the NiFi 1.0 UI now that I had a
>> chance to use it for a while, as well as pass along what I heard directly
>> from other end users.
>> Attached is a screenshot of a status bar right above the main flow
>> canvas. The biggest difference from the 0.x UI is how much whitespace it
>> now has between elements. To a point where it's not possible to quickly
>> scan the state with a glance.
>> Does anyone have other opinions? Can we adjust things slightly so they
>> are easier on the eye an have less horizontal friction?
>> Thanks!
>> Andrew

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