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Alteryx Designer Ideas

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Bring back Save, undo and re-do buttons to the new UI in 2018.4

I think I'm liking the new UI, but I think it's necessary to bring back save, undo and re-do buttons....


1. Frequent saving of workflows is crucial and not everyone uses keyboard shortcuts

2. The ability to undo (lots) of changes is a key part of iterating and rapidly building workflows in Alteryx and again not everyone uses keyboard shortcuts to do this.


Looks like there's potentially space to add this to the right of 'help' (I suspect this might be technically quiet difficult) or to the left of 'run', 'schedule' and 'active documents' as seen in the image below.


Out of interest, where has the 'documents' terminology come from?


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I didn't realize how much I used these... Until they're gone.

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With every training I give I try to get everyone accustomed to shortcuts, but removing the option to click in its entirety is a bit overkill I guess 😉

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Personally I like the fact that they are gone, but I understand that not everyone uses keyboard shortcuts. Maybe add an option to enable/disable them in the user config?  



There was also a new workflow button that was in that group which also seriously needs to be brought back. It's so odd to remove those.

Wish I would've had time for the Beta.


These option buttons definitely need to come back.  I just took out a ruler.  We gained 1/8th of an inch in canvas real estate.  So not worth removing these buttons for that.  I can't think of one software I use on a daily basis that doesn't have those at the top. 


Just for reference, the pipe character on your keyboard is 1/8th of an inch:  |


Take back the 1/8th of an inch screen real estate and give us the buttons back 🙂


Still love you though! (my wife tells me to end with a positive when I complain about things) LOL




Also, I'm not a fan of the outlined tool categories either.  Was so much easier to see them when they were filled in.

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@Jennifer The new workflow option is still there in the form of the + next to the existing workflows that are open, just moved from the toolbar.

@mbarone I don't believe the UI update was part of the public beta. For the 2019.1 beta, it looks like "UI reskin" may be an item: 


Ah.  Good to know.  Oh man, another change in the UI.  I'm not a fan of constant UI updates unless it really improves the UX.  Just changing colors, moving things around, changing icons, and the like are not UX improvements IMHO.  Yes, I'm that guy LOL.