Here’s a question for everyone… What does the checkbox in the web part title bar do?
In user interface design, checkboxes generally imply the ability to select more than one item at a time, but you can only check one web part at a time:
Clicking the checkbox while the page is in Edit mode does reveal the web part ribbon tab, but then so does clicking in the title bar of the web part:
The checkbox might be the hint that that web part is selected, but so does the border that’s added when you click on the title bar.
Clicking an item in a list web part checkmarks the item, highlights the time, checkmarks the web part and adds a border around the web part!
So… Why the check box?
- Like an appendix, every web part just has one?
- It’s was part of a planed multi-select feature that was not completed by release time?
- It’s a secret?
- Someone on the SharePoint team thought that it was just cool?
If you know… please post a comment below!