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Re: Bug

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-19 09:03:04 CEST

RUANE, Paul, GBM wrote:

> This bug has been biting me on and for the last six months so thought it was
> about time I reported it. (More accurately, I've only just worked out why
> it is happening.)
> When viewing the TSVN Windows Explorer context-menu on a modified file with
> the mouse, I get the 'Diff' option. When I try to do the same with the
> keyboard I get 'Diff with URL' instead. As I actually want to use Diff 99%
> of the time this can be a bit annoying. I've worked out that this is caused
> by the way I invoke the context menu with Shift-F10 (a universal Windows
> shortcut) and TSVN is detecting the fact that shift is held down as a cue to
> change the menu. This can be confirmed by using the context-menu key beside
> the right Windows key on the keyboard instead -- indeed that is my
> workaround.
> Now, I've tried to find a precedent on how this should work and all I've
> come up with is Excel files. If you view the context menu for these it
> shows the 'Open' option but with shift it adds an 'Open as Readonly' option.
> With the keyboard I still get the readonly option but the key difference is
> nothing is removed from the menu -- the 'Open' option is still there too.
> So I think TSVN should work this way too - shift should add the 'Diff with
> URL' beneath the existing 'Diff' option when shift is depressed, not replace
> it. That way, from the keyboard, I (as a representive of everyone who uses
> Shift-F10) can always do what I need to do and everyone is happy.
> I appreciate most people could simply use the dedicated context-menu key on
> the keyboard but many of us have become accustomed to the original shortcuts
> before Windows keyboards came along and there are still a fair number of
> keyboards that do not have these keys (and many users who do not use them
> when the keyboards do).

I've enabled the 'normal' menu entries for the extended menu as you
suggested in revision 9457.


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