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Re: Request: remove filename from path field in the working copy dialog

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 21:58:47 +0100

Jonathan Paton wrote:
> On 11/11/2009 01:51, Miller, Scott G (AS) wrote:
>>
>> Having the filename in the path is superflous when the filename field
>> is also shown. Can the filename be removed from the path?
>>
>>
>>
>> I understand that this induces a very mild feature creep, since
>> sorting by path should now take the filename field into account.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>
>>
>> Scott Miller
>>
> Scott,
>
> It is probably not a good idea to apply too much magic to this problem.
> Behaviour
> that is ideal for yourself may be surprising to another user (i.e.
> reported as a bug).
>
> Instead of altering the content of a column based on the visibility of
> another column;
> it would be better to introduce another column type: "Short Path". When
> the column
> needs to be sorted it could be sorted as per the existing "Path" column.
>
> I think this would be easy, but unexciting, to implement.

Yet another column? I don't think that's a good idea. There already are
enough columns, more than can fit even on big screens.

Stefan

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