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Re: Window titles

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2006-02-03 23:27:40 CET

Jody Shumaker wrote:
> Would it be possible to maybe change all the dialogs to "<Action> -
> <Working Copy or url> - TortoiseSVN"? This seems to make the most sense
> to me as first i'd want to know looking at my task bar which TSVN action
> it was, and then on what directory or url it was working on, and the
> last bit for the icon viewing challenged? I guess I missed the
> discussion on this prior to 1.3.0, but I do have to agree that having
> the redundant TortoiseSVN at the front right next to an icon that tells
> me the same in less space is annoying. Wish I had seen this the first
> time around and could of given my support for not changing it.
[snip]
> On 2/3/06, *Stefan Küng* <tortoisesvn@gmail.com
> But I know that we once had it different than now, and I had to change
> it to what is is now due to very insisting user requests.
>
> If I would change it back as it was before, some other users would start
> to complain again, and I would have to change it again and again and
> again ...
>
> I don't remember when and who exactly insisted on that change, but I
> remember that I was against the change and got voted down.
>
> So, I think I leave it the way it is now, even though we both agree it
> isn't the best way.

I don't remember there being a long discussion either so I did some
searching. Those titles were changed in r4559 on 5 Oct 2005. AFAICT
there were not a large number of users asking for it, and all I can find
is this reply to Thomas Hruska who was driving Stefan nuts on that
particular day:

http://svn.haxx.se/tsvn/archive-2005-10/0170.shtml

Somewhere in there Thomas asks for the dialog titles to match the
context menu entries. I think the only person who asked for this was
Thomas himself, and I agree with Stefan and Jody that this is an
unhelpful use of space. I would prefer to see either:

Add : TortoiseSVN - %path%

or

Add - %path% : TortoiseSVN

Looking at my own taskbar, almost all the apps put the document title
first and their own name at the end. It may not be MS-correct, but it is
certainly common practice.

Simon

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