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Re: [TSVN] Re: Keyboard Shortcuts

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-09-27 14:44:14 CEST

Lübbe Onken wrote:
> BTW the TSVN menu contains way too many entries (23). I think it would be a
> good idea to move groups into submenus although I have no consistent idea
> how to achieve this. See below for a suggestion. I guess that only 3-5
> entries are used 95% of the time and the others could well be a bit further
> away.
> I've got my most frequently used menu items (update, commit, show log, diff)
> in the main context menu. I also had edit and resolve conflict there until
> resolve conflict became a permanent entry.
> Would it make sense to add some default groups and allow people to freely
> move entries between groups. I suggest six groups, 0 being the windows
> context menu and 1 the current TSVN menu.
> 0) Windows context menu
> 1) TSVN -> (Help, Settings, About)
> 2) TSVN -> "Working copy" -> (Cleanup, Branch / Tag, Switch, Merge,
> Relocate, Export)
> 3) TSVN -> "File/Folder" -> (Update, Commit, Diff, Revert, Rename, Delete,
> Add, Ignore, Update, Update to revision, Get Lock, Release Lock)
> 4) TSVN -> "Information" -> (Show Log, Annotate, Check for modifications,
> Repository Browser, Revision Graph)
> 5) TSVN -> "Others" -> (Create Patch, Apply Patch)
> Did I forget any? This is an obviously debatable suggestion, but it's a
> suggestion. This is by no means the default layout that I'd suggest to ship
> with TortoiseSVN, just an idea how entries could be grouped. The default
> layout could have Update, Commit and Diff in Group 1. What do others think?
> Could be nice, but maybe it's not worth the effort.

I think there is general agreement that the context menu has become too
long and needs sub-dividing somehow. The divisions you have indicated
are pretty similar to the ones already in use (with grey divider bars),
so it makes sense to me.

I think we could implement this without a complicated UI simply by
defining the groups ourselves and not letting people change them.

Group -1 Top level Windows context menu
Group 0 TSVN Menu
Group 1 File/Folder
Group 2 Working Copy
Group 3 Repository
Group 4 Patch
Group 5 Help

Contents of each group as you list above (or similar). The hardest part
is naming the groups - what is the difference between File/Folder and WC?

You can promote items from their group either to the TSVN menu (group 0)
or to the Windows menu (group -1); a single checkbox defines which one
is used for all promoted items. That means the UI is the same as now,
plus one checkbox. I suppose there could be another checkbox to suppress
having the groups as sub-menus, for people who like huge context menus.

Another interesting idea that occurs to me is that there could be 2 ways
of starting Check for Modifications. "Local modifications" in the
Working Copy group is the same as now. Check locally with a button to
"Check Repository". "Remote modifications" in the Repository group goes
straight into the remote check, as if you had selected the "Contact
repository on startup" box in TSVN settings.


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