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Re: Context menu - disabling selected items

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-30 18:32:44 CEST

F.J. Weiland wrote:
> Is there a way to disable selected context menu items or prevent them from
> appearing?
> Here's why I'd want that -- we're considering rolling out TortoiseSVN as a
> Win32 client to users that include a number of non-tech folks, so we need
> to have some "safety rails" around what they do.
> One option in particular that I'd want to disable on any of their installs
> is the option to create a repository. That's about the *last* thing I'd
> want any of them doing -- creating spurious repositories all over their
> machines and the network instead of only using the ones they're supposed
> to use.
> I'm wide open to various solutions for implementing this. All their
> machines are Wintel/XP. So, if for instance somebody knows of a registry
> hack that will make specific options simply not appear on the context menu
> at all, then we've got no problem getting that scripted and run on the
> selected machines when we do our roll-out.
> Other items available from the context menu that I'd like to disable include:
> their ability to branch and tag,
> probably their ability to switch, relocate
> add to ignore lists and do anything with patches.
> Under Settings / General, also would like to disable
> automatic updates,
> global ignore pattern,
> altering file date settings,
> svn config file and using _svn vs .svn directories.
> Possibly some other things as well, but that list should be more than
> enough to give the list an idea of what I'm trying to do.

Sorry for the late answer:

This is currently not possible. TSVN will always show all commands in
the context menu entry.
But I filed an issue for this:

which means it *may* get done for the 1.5.0 release, but don't get your
hopes up yet.


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