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RE: Log dialog filter by date

From: Hans-Emil Skogh <Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 13:25:59 +0000

>>> The tooltip for the log dialog filter suggests "myname 2008" will
>>> filter all my commits from 2008, but it doesn't work. The filter seems
>>> to work as a text search on author and commit message but not on date.
>> If you click the magnifying glass icon with the little down-pointing arrow
>> in the left side, you will get a list of options controlling what to filter
>> for. Per default date is not selected.
>> The describing (light gray) text reflects the changes made in this list,
>> maybe the tool-tip should adopt itself dynamically as well?
> A simpler solution would be to note at the start of the tooltip that
> there are filter options in the drop down. Something like:
> "Click the arrow on the left to select which columns are included in
> the search".

That's a good idea! I have always thought that the dropdown is sort of hidden, but I have not managed to figure out a better place for it. An additional text in the tool-tip would at least hint of its existence.

> The first example at least should work with the default options, so
> maybe best not to use the date in that one.

Hmm... But maybe you need a specific example for each search option? Especially for dates and date ranges (format etc.). Or on the other hand, maybe not... :-)

Hans-Emil

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