It's probably a well known fact, but I gotta tell you that anyway: The edit
box for the commit comment provides a undo feature (ctrl-z) which makes it
easy to remove any text which has been added by mistake.
I would like it even more if there would be a special msg route just for
the undo hotkey from the combobox to the editfield.
Lion Gutjahr, R&D Engineer
ESCATEC Switzerland AG, Heinrich-Wild-Str., 9435 Heerbrugg, Switzerland
Tel +41 71 727 3390 * Fax +41 71 726 3590
news <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote on 06.10.2005 13:59:37:
> Simon Large schrieb:
> > LÃ¼bbe Onken wrote:
> >> Wow, I missed a lot during these past days :-)
> > Thought you were a bit quiet ;-) Not more holiday?
> Monday: Holiday in Germany
> Tuesday: Birthday party. I had a few things to prepare, so I left early.
> Wednesday: Our company's "user day". I spent the whole day giving
> Today: My car wouldn't start. I had to wait for a mechanic to get it up
> and running again. Took me half a day to get to work...
> >> Just my 0.02â‚¬:
> >> 1) Rename the label "Last log messages" instead of "Log message
> > Or just "Previous messages".
> Even better
> >> 2) Show the first line of the last log message in the combobox.
> >> Currently the log messages are only shown when the combobox is dropped
> >> down.
> > I think that would remove a lot of the confusion, because at the moment
> > the blank box makes it look as if there is no history there. That's why
> > people aren't even opening the combo.
> That's why I suggested it.
> > The down side is that if you _do_ open the combo, something will always
> > be pasted whether you want it or not, and then you may have to delete
> > it.
> The current implementation isn't 'clean' either. It looks like the combo
> box' close event triggers pasting the text and not the select event. So
> once you have made a selection each time you open and close the combo
> box another line is pasted in the commit dialog.
> I'd suggest a little different approach.
> 1) Get rid of the label "Previous messages"
> 2) Make "Previous messages" the first entry in the combo box and set the
> combo box' item index to the first entry.
> 3) Upon selecting an entry (or closing the box if it doesn't work
> otherwise), check if the first entry was selected. If not paste the text
> into the edit field and select it, like you suggest below.
> > If the pasted text was automatically selected, then it would be
> > easier to see what you have just inserted, and easy to delete it all
> > just by pressing the delete key. What do you think?
> That would improve the handling even more.
> >> 3) Maybe move the combobox on top of the log message edit box.
> > That was also suggested yesterday, and I can't see why it is better. I
> > like it where it is.
> I like it there as well, but "maybe" above the edit field is better.
> Someone said, that for him the combo box looks like it's connected to
> the file list below it. I can understand this impression, because
> Europeans are used to work their way through dialogs top down from
> left to right. It is not obvious why a UI interface element should
> change something *above* it. Copying content from the combo box into an
> edit field *below* it would be more plausible.
> - LÃ¼bbe
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