[PATCH] Rename dialog is too big (or too narrow)

David Faure faure at kde.org
Mon Jan 21 12:42:32 GMT 2008

On Monday 21 January 2008, Andras Mantia wrote:
> Hi,
>  if you copy an audio file over somewhere else, where it already exists, 
> the rename dialog will show you the full path to the source. If this 
> path is long, your dialog will not fit onto the screen. Presenting the 
> path is too much IMO, as you are interested only in the name of the 
> file, not the path from where it comes (even the message says 
> "A similar file named '%1' already exists" ). 

I think that having the full path in the dialog helps users to avoid making a mistake.
The whole point of that dialog is to let the user make sure that he's overwriting
the old file with the new file and not the other way round. Showing full paths helps
making sure of that.
The wording "a file named %1" is not too wrong in user's terms IMHO, I think
"a file with path %1" would be too technical, you see.

If the problem is only a layouting problem then it should be fixed with a layouting fix,
not by showing less information. As often the real question is: did kde3 behave okay about this?

David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).

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