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Re: Request for Revision Graph convenience feature

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-08-23 11:07:22 CEST

On 23/08/07, Robert Roessler <robertr@rftp.com> wrote:
> TCVS has a "shortcut" feature when the Revision Graph is displayed,
> allowing you to select (left-click) a revision, and then when you
> right-click a second revision, a context menu appropriate to the two
> items is displayed.
> In contrast, TSVN forces you to left-click the first rev, then use a
> finger to do a control-left-click on the second rev, and THEN you can
> right-click to bring up a context menu for the two selected items...
> ... assuming there is not something I am missing here, it seems like it
> would be cool to have the same style of operation supported in TSVN. :)
> I am really just suggesting that [on the rev graph, but anywhere else
> where it makes sense is fine too,] when a right-click is done on a
> not-selected item, a quick check is made to see if there is already
> exactly one selected item, and if so, to behave as if the new item had
> already been selected too and go ahead and bring up the context menu.

I can see the logic, but I think it would be confusing. We generally
try to follow the conventions used by Windows Explorer, and there if
you right click an item when another is already selected, the first
item loses its selection and the context menu appears only for the
second item.

It also means more clicks for normal use. In the log dialog, for
example, if you want to get the context menu for an item and that item
is not currently selected you would first have to left click to
select, then right click to open the context menu, otherwise you get
an unexpected diff context menu.


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