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Re: Request for Revision Graph convenience feature

From: Robert Roessler <robertr_at_rftp.com>
Date: 2007-08-23 20:13:39 CEST

Simon Large wrote:
> 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.

Thanks for the reply and reasoning behind it, Simon - so, this is just
another example of "[T]CVS done right", then? ;)

Robert Roessler
robertr@rftp.com
http://www.rftp.com

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