Jotted down a few notes after a recent Runway build. Most of these ideas are (probably) minor things, and some of them would not be new suggestions.
In no particular order:
* Last edited by, and date
Surprising omission, but it would be great if all editable items in the control panel showed "Last edited by (user) on (date+time)." Bonus points for clicking that text to get a full history of edits for that item.
* Dangerous Undo
Possibly the world's most dangerous undo button. This loaded shotgun reverts to previous version and publishes immediately without a re-do safety net. Unless editors expect that behaviour, they may get a surprise. Suggestion might be a confirmation prompt stating what is about to happen, or even a label change to something like "revert"; or just add a re-do safety net.
* Control panel side navigation
Another world first - a menu with pagination - its own back button! Nobody gets it. I ended up making a custom menu for editors, which is great, but there's still an awkward back arrow and "pages" item above the custom menu. I'd like to hide that, leaving only the custom menu.
* html links in notes-before
Love the notes-before feature. Would love even more if I could pop an HTML link in there, so I could open a new tab with some more information for editors.
* Tags for perch editors, similar to member tags.
Or just a solution to have certain pages hidden or inaccessible in the control panel, from certain editors. Currently it's all or nothing.
* If (user X is perch editor with tag y) then show page.
Following on from above suggestion, a way to display pages on the site only if editors are logged in to control panel, and have specific tags, otherwise the page returns a 404. So basically just like member tags, except for perch control panel users. It's not practical to have editors "sign up" again to the site, just so they can see exclusive site content meant for staff only.
* The help link in top right should open new window/tab
Navigating away from the edit form can cause problems when going back. The help link should open new tab by default.
* Option to omit assets from search results.
Using global search in control panel returns everything including resources. The problem is these resources can pollute the returned results. If the user is trying to find a collection item, it would be helpful if they could optionally exclude resources from the returned results.