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RE: Bug report: Project Monitor automatically marks items as read

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2015 12:42:44 -0700 (PDT)

> TortoiseSVN 1.9.2 on Win 7 x64:
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> When there are new notifications pending, and you open the Project Monitor window, and then select a project in the left pane, the newest item in the log view pane is automatically selected and marked as read.
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> This does not happen in Commit Monitor because commit monitor does not automatically select any item in the log view pane.
>

Yes. But in the project monitor, you don't have to tab first to the log view pane or click. Instead you can right away hit the cursor keys to browse through the log messages.

> In addition, Project Monitor seems to automatically clear all the bold highlighting for a project, in both the project list window and the log view pane, when another project is selected in the project list.
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> Again I think Commit Monitor handles this better. It does not automatically mark anything as read. You can select another project, or even close the CM window, and the highlighting of the new items is retained. No items are marked as read unless you explicitly select a log item or click the "Mark all as read" button.
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> In my opinion, the Commit Monitor approach is preferable. It gives me the opportunity to review individual changes without losing track of which other changes are new.

It's different, yes. But I think project monitor handles this better for most users. You have no idea how many emails I got from users of CommitMonitor because they're confused about why the messages are kept as unread even though they 'read' it: reading for them means glancing at the overview, not having to select each revision individually.

Also, in project monitor the unread state is kept until you select the revision, or select another monitored project or close the dialog. So you can still go through all unread items one by one and you still see which ones you've really read and which ones not. You just can't put it off once you've selected a project.

Stefan

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