[Digikam-users] "Apply" button in right side bar

Fabien fabien.ubuntu at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 11:10:13 GMT 2007


Marcel Wiesweg wrote:
> Hi,
> there were some complaints about the Apply button in the Comments/Tags 
> sidebar. These included:
> - users assume that the changes are applied only if the button is pressed, and 
> not as well when moving to the next image
> - when editing multiple pictures, inadvertent changes can easily affect many 
> pictures. So here it is even more important to make clear when changes are 
> applied.

Yes, I agree !

> My suggestions:
 > [...]
> 2) Multiple selection
> At the very first change, the user is asked if he wants to auto-apply changes 
> in multiple selection. This option can be changed from the menu on the "More" 
> button.
> 	a) Auto-apply
> 		Changes are applied on selection change
> 	b) No auto-apply
> 		The "Apply" button is shown. Changes are applied
> 		only if the button is pressed.
> 		On selection change with changes, a message box 
> 		asks if changes shall be applied.

This suggestion looks good for me. I vote for it !
I think it would really be an improvement.
I also hope it will be possible to keep focus on thumbnail view when 
Comments/Tags sidebar is shown. But Gilles already said it may be 
necessary to implement a "focus proxy", so we'll see :)


Again, thanks for the work you do on digiKam.


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