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Re: Open Folder Dialog doesn't appear all the time

From: Kurt Pruenner <leak_at_gmx.at>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 18:40:10 +0200

Roman Käppeler wrote:
> If you asked me, I wouldn't need the "Repository Browser". The user
> guidance is too confusing, in my opinion.

Fine for you, but all I ever use is the Repository Browser, so the file
selector could be dropped for all I care.

> There are serveral ways to improve the "Checkout" dialog box.
> I think a "..."-Button always should do the same in every application
> and therefore it should display the "Open Folder" dialog box. The
> behaviour of a "..."-Button is pretty much the same in everywhere
> Windows/Linux application.

Exactly - they bring up a dialog for an advanced way of filling the
textbox next to them, which can be everything from a color picker to a
font selection dialog to a file selector to, obviously, TSVN's
Repository Browser. Because usually I don't want to check out the whole
repository, and a file selector gives you exactly zero opportunity to
select a folder from the repository like the Repository Browser does now.

Where did you get the idea that all a "..." button ever does is bring up
a file selector? That's usually done with a button labelled "Browse...".

Also, in case you haven't noticed it the textbox here is a URL entry
field, so you could say it's rather surprising for a standard windows
file selector to open at all.

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