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Re: Advanced Diff settings can't be Restored to defaults correctly

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 09:56:09 +0100

On 27.12.2011 09:14, Stain Lessstill wrote:
> Restoring to defaults external diff viewer advanced settings leads to
> malfunction.
> In a nutshell pressing "Restore defaults" in Advanced external Diff
> viewer settings restores default extensions without a leading period
> ('.') that can be seen thru the registry.
>
> Steps to reproduce:
> 1. Settings -> External Programs -> Diff Viewer -> Advanced...
> 2. Remove all entries (extensions and command lines)
> 3. Press "Restore defaults"
> 4. Try to diff Microsoft Word file (.doc) from the Log
> 5. No Word with three-way comparison would be launched - only default
> Diff viewer would be launched complaining that it can't diff binary files
>
> Ways to fix it:
> 1. Press "Edit" for each "default" entry and save it immediately (you
> see periods '.' prepended to each extension until you close the settings
> window)
> OR
> 2. In the registry HKCU\Software\TortoiseSVN\DiffTools prefix periods
> '.' to "default" extensions manually.
>
> Is it worth an issue to be fixed?

Opened issue #176 for this:
http://code.google.com/p/tortoisesvn/issues/detail?id=176

Stefan

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