user manual help wanted - file selector configuration

Bernd Pol bernd.pol at
Tue Feb 17 15:52:05 UTC 2004

Hi all,

there was something wrong with my installation. I updated KDevelop this 
morning and now the file selector changes as ist should when it 
displays or when a file was opened.

The only thing I cannot find out, is what the file selector was supposed 
to do "When a document becomes active". Whatever I try, the file 
selector does not react.
Naively, I thought it should change when I select another one of the 
already opened documents, e.g. after clicking on the tab of another 
source code file in IDEAl mode.

I grepped somewhat in the code and concluded that the file selector 
should change on SIGNAL( viewChanged() ). But I can find no place where 
this signal is emitted.

To not unnecessarily delay the User Manual, I will write something like 
"File Selector changes when another one of the already opened documents 
is selected". Please tell me if this was a wrong decision so that I can 
change the explanation in the manual.

On Mon February 16 2004 14:11, Bernd Pol wrote:
> O.K., I give up again. Next dumb question... ;-)
> In the Auto Synchronization box of the File Selector configuration
> the what's this help says:
> "These options allow you to have the File Selector automatically
> change location to the directory of the active document on certain
> events."
> If this means, that if I open a certain document (provided the option
> has been enabled), the File Selector contents switch over to the
> directory the file is located in, then I cannot verify such a
> behaviour. I tried with files from different directories - the
> directory shown in the File Selector remains unchanged.
> Bug or feature? Could someone please explain, what exactly was meant
> by these three options (auto synchronize when a file is opened,
> becomes active, or the selector becomes visible).

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