Keep settings section expanded after submitting form
@mikegreiling had the following idea regarding the new expandable sections within settings:
When using the new expandable settings sections, they do not remain open after submitting a form.
For instance if you go into "Sharing & Permissions" and change something, then click "save", you end up back at a list of sections without the "Sharing & Permissions" one expanded.
GitLab admin settings:
- geo (ee-only)
- external-auth (ee-only)
- elasticsearch (ee-only)
- slack (ee-only)
- pseudonymizer (ee-only)
Groups CI/CD settings:
- secret variables
- issues (ee-only)
- service-desk (ee-only)
Project repository settings:
- push-rules (ee-only)
- pull-remote (ee-only)
Project CI/CD settings:
- protected-environments (ee-only)
We can use hash strings on the URL that one is forwarded to after a form is submitted. When a hash string corresponds to the ID of a collapsable section it will automatically be expanded.
We need to find a way to save the changes without reloading the page. Reloading the page and showing a flash message on top of the reloaded page is too disruptive for the user. It's too much even if we changed it so the page reloads, scrolls down to the section and exapnds it. We should aim for the following:
That doesn't solve the following issue though:
For some sections, I don't think it's immediately clear that if you make a change, whether it's saving it to the system, especially if it's a long section and you don't see the Save button on screen. (You have to scroll.)
There's a separate issue that adresses this: #49603