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RE: Dialog titles

From: Hans-Emil Skogh <Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 14:02:42 +0000

>> I like the new window titles. However, the change makes it
>> pretty difficult for me to find the correct window with the
>> default settings. I typically will have multiple windows open
>> for the same WC, for example "Check for Modifications" and
>> "Log Message". These windows now become totally undistinguishable
>> on my XP taskbar.
> Settings->Advanced->dialogtitles - set it to 1.

Yeah. I noticed that setting. That's why I wrote "with default settings". :-)

I like the title change putting the paths first, and would like to keep it that way. But it would be very nice to be able to differentiate between the different windows directly. (This goes for alt tab as well, where I sometimes have quite many generic tortoises present. :-) )

>> I would suggest changing the icon for the individual windows
>> from the generic tortoise icon to an icon that the identifies
>> the purpose of the window.. I would propose using the same
>> icon that is shown in the context for the item used to open
>> the window. This would make it much easier to distinguish the
>> different windows.

I still think this is a good idea. Any particular reason not to do it?

>> Also, I noticed that the path "C:\abc\some-long-directory-name"
>> will be "shortened" to "C:\...\some-long-directory-name". :-)
>> Maybe we shouldn't substitute with dots if the "shortened" path
>> is equal in length to the original?
> I'm using the windows API to do the shortening, which is the same
> used in explorer and throughout the system.

Alright. I guess I should post a suggestion on the Windows dev list then! ;-)

>> In addition I would suggest that we allow to completely shorten the
>> leftmost part of the path in window titles. At least when it only
>> becomes a "C:\" or similar..?
> why?

Well, right now all the tortoise windows on my task bar looks like this:

(T) C:\...\P...

Where (T) is the generic TSVN icon. I would prefer to have three more letters of the actual path shown instead of the drive-letter of where I have my working copies. I presume that most working copies are more easily distinguished by their name than by on which drive they reside...
...but on the other hand; three more letters might not be enough to tell them apart anyway...



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