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Re: Suggestion for "select all" functionality in Commit dialog

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 19:15:53 +0200

void pointer wrote:
> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 10:14 AM, Robert Dailey <rcdailey_at_gmail.com
> <mailto:rcdailey_at_gmail.com>> wrote:
> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 1:24 AM, Hans-Emil Skogh
> <Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se <mailto:Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se>> wrote:
> I see that Stefan has implemented the selection feature in the
> latest nightly.
> Everything is much clearer now, and its a nice feature!
> However, I do get slightly confused that all choices are
> clickable all the time. For exemple: I have deselcted "Show
> unversioned files". Then I click on "Check: Unversioned". This
> leads to all visible files being unchecked, but leaves me with
> an uncertain feeling: What did just happen? Are the unversioned
> files selected, but not shown? (No, they are not selected, as
> far as I can see. But it's still not clear.)
> I would suggest to gray out the links that does would have the
> same effected as clicking "Check: None". That is, in my example
> above, "Check: Unversioned" would be grayed out, since there are
> no unversioned files shown.
> So if there are no Modified files shown, does that mean the
> "Modified" selection pattern should be grayed out? The same applies
> to "Added" or "Deleted" (If those exist).
> The point is, this feature is not designed to be dynamic, at least
> as far as GMail is concerned. In GMail, the option to select all
> Unread items is still there even if there are no unread items in
> your view. The option does exactly what it says it does... it will
> select all Unversioned files, and "none" is considered "all" if
> there are no unversioned files shown.
> I think the feature is perfect as-is and graying the options out
> would only confuse the feature (and the user) and make it less
> intuitive.
> I just tried out this feature and I absolutely LOVE it. I have one small
> suggestion for improvement, however. If you could make the links blue
> instead of black, this would make them stand out a little better. Black,
> to me, means static text and at first they did not appear clickable.
> This isn't a big deal but if you're open to the suggestion I'd like to
> see the color changed :)

One problem with blue: There is no pre-defined color for links in
Windows. And that means we would have to make this configurable, which
means again adding another color option in the settings dialog.


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