[Kst] [Bug 87465] New: Prompt to use wizard or open file on kst start

Rick Chern rchern at interchange.ubc.ca
Wed Aug 18 22:13:49 CEST 2004

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           Summary: Prompt to use wizard or open file on kst start
           Product: kst
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Compiled Sources
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: kst kde org
        ReportedBy: rchern interchange ubc ca

Version:           1.0.0_devel (using KDE KDE 3.2.1)
Installed from:    Compiled From Sources
OS:                Linux

(non-important wish below)

When kst is started without any data files, plots, or .kst files, instead of displaying a blank window, there could be a dialog that lets the user select from 2 options:
 - open existing file (with a list of recent files below, and a text field with button that pops up a file browser dialog)
 - import data using data wizard

Selecting an option and clicking OK will either open the file or start the data wizard.

At the bottom of the dialog would be a Close/Cancel button to close the dialog without doing anything, and a checkbox that says "Show this dialog at startup".  Unchecking it would prevent it from showing in the future.  In the Kst Settings dialog, there could be an option called "Show QuickStart dialog on startup", in case the user wants to enable it again. 

There could be command-line option to surpress the dialog for that instance, no matter what the setting is.

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