I’m not sure this is a bug, I’m working on my first app and the Group Focus element is working unexpectedly.
I’ve set the element up to appear as a dropdown to filter database entries on a page. I design everything carefully with x and y positions, but when I click out of the design editor, go to work flow or even database, all the Group Focus elements reset to the top left corner of the page.
It’s getting annoying having to reposition them constantly, and I don’t know if there’s something I’m doing wrong. When I preview the page everything is aligned properly, however, in the editor, it never is.
That usually happens if the reference element is not visible on page load, and not visible in the editor…
Is the reference element visible on page load and/or in the editor?
If it’s not visible on page load, make sure you make it visible in the editor before making the group focus visible in the editor in order to see it in the correct position (obviously the reference element will need to be visible on the actual preview/live page in order for the group focus to appear in the correct position)…
Thanks. refreshing the browser seems to put them back in place. But they are hidden and I have to find the element in the Element tree to find them and show them. And then it does it again when I click on and off the page.
I suppose I can keep refreshing the page to show them, but then they’re all hidden.
It happened when I upgraded to the new responsive beta engine. So maybe it is a bug?
No question that it’s a bug. It hasn’t been annoying enough for me personally to have taken the time to report it, but I’d suggest submitting a bug report if it’s significantly impacting your productivity.
BTW, having a good consistent naming convention and being proficient with the elements tree and the element selection dropdown certainly helps with finding/navigating elements on the page.
Starting from scratch is not going to eliminate the Group Focus issue. It’s an editor bug, plain and simple. I certainly understand that it’s quite annoying, especially with multiple GF elements, but the Bubble team can’t fix what they’re not aware of.
Anyway, I went ahead and reported this issue, as it’s easy to replicate. I suspect it will be fixed by the Bubble team in short order.