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Status Future consideration
Workspace Instana
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 14, 2022

Make the magnifier icon mean zoom

In any graph with a time axis, if you select a time range on the graph, there is a magnifier button which sends you to analytics and a ... menu with a clock button which zooms to the time range.

I suggest you change this to have the magnifier icon zoom and use just any other icon for analytics because in what world does a magnifier not mean zoom?! I mix them up and saw colleagues do too.

Also is it me or is the order of the 2 items in the ... menu not always the same? I'm not sure but I feel like I have to read the options each time.

Also maybe you could just display 3 buttons next to each other instead of 2 with one being a submenu of 2? Save a click for this very often used feature.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 23, 2022

    I mean OK, maybe you mean it like going to Analyze is a search and the magnifier can mean search. But the magnifier action is called "View in Analyze" and the non-magnifier one "Zoom ...", that's inconsistent at best.

    Also I think the "Zoom to time range" is the most natural action. In Kibana just selecting a time range does zoom. Typically I select a time range a couple of time in a row to go where I want to be and then going to Analyze in only one of several possible actions.