On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 14:47 -0400, BG - Ben Armstrong wrote:
What I'd like is a new option in Recent Files -> Options to toggle between read+write and read-only. I think this should default each time the program starts to read+write (i.e. don't save the last used setting for the next session, because the user is liable to forget the last file they opened from Recent Files in the last session was opened read-only, leading to unexpected results).
After a few minutes thought about this, I've changed my mind. I don't think this should really be a toggle precisely because of the likelihood that a user will flip the toggle and then forget, getting unexpected results later in the same editing session. Instead, what about a separate 2nd-level menu "Recent Files (Read only)" that repeats the whole recent files list. This way, the user can directly select the file to open read-only from this list without having to worry about remembering the current state of a toggle.