Hi Jesse, I have a small suggestion for the link editing UI. I sometimes paste in a link and want to change the title text, or have an existing link and want to change the text.
I almost never want to edit a URL after the fact from this UI, but the field that is focused automatically is the URL right now if I press cmd+k and then l. My suggestion is to change it so the title is focused first. Not sure if the field ordering should change too; it probably doesn’t need to since you can tab between both fields just fine regardless of the order and the URL is in some sense primary.
I do actually think that link popup should focus more on the URL.
I never edit Title in the link popup because if I want to edit it then I would simply edit the text without the link popup.
If I link the text to a website, I don’t really edit the URL so I see the yurivish’s point but when I link the text to a different row of bike document, I tend to edit the URL quite frequently.
I do think there’s an argument either way. And I even think that when I first designed this popup I did it opposite other apps (they all seem to show title first) and felt clever… in particular I think I was optimizing for case where you select text, and then add link.
But stepping back it seems to me that the ordering “Title” > “URL” is what comes to mind first when considering links… it’s also the ordering that most other app seem to use.
And when we have that ordering I think it makes sense to default focus to the first text … except I also think it make sense to break that default in the case where the title has text and the URL doesn’t.
Anyway, lots of ways to do this, but I think I’ll keep current behavior. If anyone wants different behavior just wait 6 months until I’ve forgotten all this logic, and maybe I can switch my mind again!
Bike’s original behavior matched Google Docs’s original behavior, but now both of you have switched. I agree with @horizon that the URL is the only thing that you need a popup to edit, so it should be selected first, or even be the only field—but at least now my muscle memory has a fighting chance to rebuild.