AkelPad Forum Index AkelPad
Support forum
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Status set to Modified after pressing No to reloading file

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    AkelPad Forum Index -> Discussion (English)
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
danf84



Joined: 14 Mar 2011
Posts: 17

PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:40 pm    Post subject: Status set to Modified after pressing No to reloading file Reply with quote

AkelPad version I am currently using: 4.9.3 (x64)
When you work on a file that's been modified elsewhere - you get a prompt as soon as the AkelPad window receives (re-receives) focus. You're asked if to reload - and if I click no, the status bar says that the file is Modified.

The modified status of the current file in the buffer did not use to change e.g. in version 4.7.7 (x86).

The reason I don't believe it should change is that if you actually have saved the file and you're told that the file is modified and if you want to reload, pressing "No", if there is no "Modified" in the status bar, then you know that whatever has modified your file has done so on an updated version. Just a small peace of mind.

Also I believe I've reported this before: if AkelPad detects that the file has been modified externally, it should ask the user if to reload, BUT WARN THEM that reloading WILL LOSE THEIR CHANGES in the buffer (*if* the file has also been modified in the buffer, that is).

Am I making a fuss or is this reasonable? I believe it is a reasonable request.


Last edited by danf84 on Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:09 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Instructor
Site Admin


Joined: 06 Jul 2006
Posts: 5773

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AkelHistory-Eng.txt wrote:
AkelPad 4.8.8 (Apr 12, 2014)
----------------------------
Changed: after answer "No" to the question of reopening the modified file, document marked as changed.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
danf84



Joined: 14 Mar 2011
Posts: 17

PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks BUT:

You've not answered my last point: if the file has been modified within AkelPad but not saved, and then something external modifies the file, and then when AkelPad asks whether to reload the file or not, the question to the user should be one of these two:

<===========>
1)

Code:
"C:\Test.txt" has been modified outside.

Do you want to reopen it?

[YES, NO]


2)

Code:
"C:\Test.txt" has been modified outside. In-memory changes to this file have been detected as well. Reloading the file from disk will overwrite these changes. Reload?

[YES, NO]


<===========>

Something along those lines. Do you see what I mean?



Also, I disagree with the change
Quote:
Changed: after answer "No" to the question of reopening the modified file, document marked as changed.
- the user needs to know if they have modified files in 2 places. Reloading the file can lose any possible changes they've made in the buffer - if you set the status to Modified, the user DOESN'T KNOW THAT.

Implementing the correct dialog box/message box as explained above will go towards solving/mitigate the issue.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    AkelPad Forum Index -> Discussion (English) All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


SourceForge.net Logo Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group