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Re: Suggestion: default repository URL

From: Udo Eberhardt <Udo.Eberhardt_at_thesycon.de>
Date: 2006-09-24 19:57:57 CEST

Simon Large wrote:
> Stefan Kng wrote:
>> Udo Eberhardt wrote:
>>> Stefan Kng wrote:
>>>> Udo Eberhardt wrote:
>>>>> I did already post this idea but maybe my description was not very
>>>>> clear. This is a new attempt.
>>>>>
>>>>> When I start the repo browser on a non-versioned directory the URL
>>>>> dialog pops up but no URL is set by default. I have to select one
>>>>> from the list or have to type a path. It would be nice if a default
>>>>> URL is set when the dialog pops up. This default should be
>>>>> configurable via TSVN Settings. This feature would be very useful
>>>>> if only one repository is used most of the time.
>>>>
>>>> Why? If you only use one repository, then the url of that repo is
>>>> always in the drop-down list of the url combobox.
>>>>
>>> Yes, that's true. But I have to select the URL from the combo box
>>> every time. If the URL that's most often used is set by default, I
>>> have to simply click on OK. To me it seems unusual that the dialog
>>> comes up with an empty string. Another idea to improve that is: save
>>> the most recent selection and show this one again when the dialog
>>> comes up. Many applications implement similar functionality in that way.
>>
>> Actually, we had that once (the combobox automatically showing the
>> last URL used), but then users complained that they had to do an extra
>> step (removing the url) before entering the new one.
>
> If the URL is selected on entry, then the first typed character of a new
> URL erases it automatically.
>
> Simon
>
Probably, that's the best solution. I did a quick check and found that
many applications implement similar commands in that way, e.g. File -
Save As in Notepad. I still think that showing the last URL (in selected
state) when the dialog comes up would improve usability.

Udo

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