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Re: [TSVN] TortoiseMerge request

From: Joseph Galbraith <galb_at_vandyke.com>
Date: 2005-07-13 17:14:49 CEST

Nathan Creek wrote:
> Hi Nick and list,
>> Honestly - I've been using Windows since version 3.0 so I know how to
>> select things!
> I understand your frustration at not being able to select with just
> dragging the mouse, but are you saying that in all the time you've used
> windows you never noticed that if you hold down shift and click it
> selects all the text between the cursor's current position and where you
> clicked?
> I thought shift clicking was a common way to select text. It works in
> all the text editors I've used, including word and notepad.
>> If it was even vaguely intuitive - I wouldn't have said
>> anything :)
> Regardless of intuition i think being able to click and drag to select
> lines in TMerge would be a great addition, but once you know how to do
> it it's not really an issue.
> Do we need to add an Edit menu with Copy in it too? People who have used
> menus in windows for years might not think to try Ctrl-C. (Sorry Nick. I
> couldn't resist.)

Ummm... yes. I figured it out (didn't give me more than a seconds
pause since I'm used to dealing with half-developed incomplete code
bases where ctrl+c works but there isn't UI visible way to do it...)

I definitely know and work with people who won't think to try Ctrl-C
since there isn't an edit menu (and they are using TortoiseSVN...)

Having an Edit menu with Copy, Select All (to name two off the
top of my head that apply to TortoiseMerge) would make TortoiseMerge
work more like all the other windows apps out there.

Sometimes conformity _is_ best. (I don't think anyone is arguing that
what we have is broken... just that it could have more polish and make
things easier for users who are used to working a certain way.)

That said, I'd also like to see "Copy Lines to other side" and "Remove
Lines" (Beyond Compare has both of these features.) If "Remove lines"
was supported, than "Cut" would also make sense. If "Copy Lines to
other side" was supported, "Paste" would also probably make sense.

And in my dreams... TortoiseMerge _is_ a simple text editor as well,
allowing me to manually make changes to either side of the diff (or
any pane of the merge.)

Wouldn't it be cool to be able to add that comma in the right place (you
know, where no line currently available in the merge has it) and be done
with it, rather than having to dig the file up in you editor of choice
just to add a stupid comma.



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Received on Wed Jul 13 17:09:27 2005

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