The Hotspot Go-To-URL UI Controls Design Is Inadequate

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  • Updated 10 months ago
Over the past few weeks, I've had to manually input over 600 URLs into callout hotspots via the UI; the current UI does not support this workflow efficiently


Every new URL hotspot has a default value of http://www.techsmith.com; usually, when selecting within the textbox to paste in a correct URL, the existing text is initally all selected, BUT NOT ALWAYS; if you don't watch this very closely, after pasting-in, you can end up with bad URLs that are a combo of old & new text


This issue is exaberated by the way-to-narrow design of the textbox, it displays only the ending of the URL string; and there is no pop-up text to confirm what is actually in the field; although the test function can validate the URL, that is not practical when trying to quickly enter hundreds of URLs


At the minimum, there should be a pop-up that displays what is in the URL textbox


Additionally, the font size in the URL textbox is way too small; I have to put by eyes up close to the right side of the screen and squint to see what is there; and when highlighted [white text on light blue background], it is almost impossible to read after a long day's screencasting


A URL textbox pop-up with larger text font would go a long way in improving this type of URL workflow
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