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Re: SV: Re: Tortoise SVN bug report

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-17 19:20:27 CEST

Hans-Emil Skogh wrote:
>>> There is a cosmectic glitch in the Tortoise SVN client program.
>> That is not a glitch, but a feature ;-). There are two entries,
>> because one is for the folder that contains the file and one is for
>> the file itself.
> Cool! I didn't know that (what I remember).
> So if you place a shortcut in a version folder, select it and click
> the "File"-menu; presto! You have three entries. :-D
> I really think that the present visual cues are inadequate. Even
> though I knew about the shortcut-double-menu, I failed to recognize
> the purpose the second menu under file. (Ok, I'm sorta in a hurry and
> didn't look too closely.)
> Would it be possible to append a textual designation " - File", " -
> Folder" or " - Shortcut" only when there is more than one "copy" the
> TSVN-iten in a menu. (I'm only talking about the "TortoiseSVN"-entry
> here (the one with the changing icon), not any items moved to the top
> level for convenience.) I think that would make it sufficiently
> clear, without cluttering the "normal case" where we have only one
> TSVN-menu-item.

I don't think that's a good idea:

* adding text like " - File" (or anything similar) would make the menu
way too wide. That would look ugly.
* There already are different icons used, which should be enough
* It's not possible to *reliably* check whether our menu item already
was added or not.


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