#548 ✓resolved

list of Open Recent files in menu

Reported by vivo | August 13th, 2011 @ 02:27 PM

Currently when the menu item "Open Recent" is clicked a new small window is opened, where you now can select the file you wish to open ...
but on most systems, the list of recently opened files is part of the menu:

      -> "Open Recent"
          -> "FileA.txt"
          -> "~/.m2/settings.xml"
          -> "~/settings.xml"

I would very much prefer this behavior, because it suits my expectations and I would assume most other people as well -- thereby making RedCar a little bit more comfortable to use.

At least the window that gets opened should indicate that a click on a list item is like a "button click". Currently the user interface looks like a text editor window.

I took a first look at the code, but could not find an example, where the menu was changed while Redcar was running.
Is it currently possible to change the menu tree after it has been initialized?


platform: OS X 10.6

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • delisa

    delisa August 15th, 2011 @ 05:51 PM

    The recent files dialog is a text editor window. If you type in the text area, the list is filtered to files and folders containing the given string. For instance:

    Text: pr
    Available files/folders:

    • project/
    • poor/
    • play.rb
    • (other files and folders containing 'p' and 'r' in that order)...

    Does that make more sense?

  • vivo

    vivo August 16th, 2011 @ 07:42 PM

    yes great, I didn't recognize the search field.
    you might want to make it a little bit more visually prominent. But this is a very minor improvement.
    From my point of view, you can close the issue.

  • delisa

    delisa August 16th, 2011 @ 07:45 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “resolved”

    No problem. :-)

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