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Suggestion: add a clickable πŸ›ˆ to trigger the "Need a little help?" modal


#1

So I figured it is entirely possible for new users to impatiently click through the initial introductions and completely miss the ? pop-up keyboard shortcut.

In general, keyboard shortcuts are for power-users, as they are inherently not easy to discover unless fitting standardized behavior, which still has to be learned previously. Having a GUI element makes it easier to discover this quick help option.

A few possible, (to me) non-intrusive locations could be:

  • As an icon to the left of the hamburger menu icon on the top bar
  • As a πŸ›ˆ Quick Help item in the opened menu
  • To the left of the # icon in opened cells

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Cheers,
Job


#2

It’s in the user menu (click your avatar) rather than the notebook menu, partly because it predates the notebook menu. We’ll consider moving it to the notebook menu.


#3

Wait, what? <clicks> Oh hello, that’s a surprise, haha!

On most other sites that is the behavior of clicking on avatars (including this forums). It never occurred to me to click on it before, let alone expect that there was a menu hidden underneath it! :sweat_smile:


#4

We’ve moved the Help menu item over to the notebook menu (from the user menu), where it’ll hopefully be more discoverable (and predictable).