I find the tree view page awkward to use. A few items I have been able to identify as problems for me are listed.
Pedigree icon: It isn’t clear that this is one option of two. You have to click on it to see that there is a descendants option. It would be mice to show all options with the active one highlighted.
Feature request: Could there be a third view option for “Family” similar to the Ancestry implementation where you can move up and down seeing all people in each generation?
Comment: I agree with the person who requested the ability to access descendants from the pedigree. We need to have the base person’s spouses and children accessible.
Comment: There is no apparent way to search for a person on this view.
One wants to find a name and have the pedigree display with this person as the base (showing his ancestors and children). The magnifier is usually used for search, but here you use it for size which I also find awkward. (next comment)
Request: Please add a search box.
Comment: Use of magnifier +/- for resizing
I see the + magnifier used on the web to enlarge a picture, not usually the whole page of data. It gets confused with search. Maybe a slider would be clearer. I kept clicking the + when trying to add a person.
Comment: No way to add a person when all boxes are populated.
I see that once you get to the end of the line there are Add Person boxes. And maybe it is better to add people from the profile box. So this probably isn’t something that needs fixing - just newbie floundering.
Request: Use > to indicate there are more people in the Tree (current method). Use + when there are no more people to let you add parents.
Comment: Reaction time is great
I’m getting virtually instant response on this screen. (2000 people in tree)
Comment/Request: Pedigree only shows 4 generations.
Kinda skimpy. I’d like 5 minimum and prefer 6 even at the cost of using the size button to see them all.
Request: Show default 5 generation. Maybe a user preference option?
Comment: The menu and control buttons remain visible while pushing the tree around
Yea! I hate having to go back and search for the controls. Very nice option to be able to push the tree around when browsing.
Comment: Would like to click on a person and have the tree re-center with the selected person as base.
This would make for smoother browsing without disrupting my train of thought.
But would still need a way to get to the person’s profile - maybe a button in the box?.
I’m sure I can be trained to go through the profile box to get back to the tree, but it doesn’t feel good.