#3 various [hidden] preferences editor

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An extra Edit -> Preferences tab for editing the hidden prefs (renamed to various). All prefs are safe to change AFAICT (checked them one by one), but a few require restart. The screenshot should be self-explanatory.


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  • Colomban Wendling

    > Really... Well, since the manual states which settings need restart in
    > much more detail, I replaced the restart notice with a suggestion to read
    > the documentation. Maybe remove it alltogether? Having a Help button should
    > be enough for anybody...

    Yes, maybe just remove it. Though, I think that maybe the warning about restarting can be relevant since all other prefs in the dialog don't need restart. Or maybe both infos to something like "Some preferences needs restart to take effect, please refer to the documentation" or "Some preferences needs restart to take effect. Please refer to the documentation for further details" ?

    I really don't like the "click the Help button" you put in the last version, looks tricky to me ^^
    Ah, and we should use a GeanyWrapLabel for that label so it don't make the dialog expand or something. My suggested (cosmetic) changes are in the joined patch. The string may be easily improvable, not sure. Maybe we can fix this a little later anyway if we get some better ideas (though it'd be better to bet it right before translators start translating it).

    > though I haven't used one in years, since the help
    > is usually something like "enter the file name in the File name field".

    True, it took a long time before I even notice the button myself :D So sad we're used not to use such help integration...

    > In the text version, the first two cells read to me as "Applies
    > immediately to new documents", especially because they are the first ones.
    > Swapped them.

    OK, makes sense.

  • Dimitar Zhekov

    Dimitar Zhekov - 2011-06-29

    Since both of us had problems noticing the Help button, I think pointing the user to it makes some sense. But if the message requires a wrap label, taking more vertical space from the list, I'd rather remove it. So cutting the text a bit, instead of applying 5861-h, it's a matter of taste/opinion. Hopefully the translations will fit.

    (BTW it's "Use", not "click" - I'm a pre-GUI person.:)

    Now, there's nothing else left, so I say commit it, and let the developers and interested users decide if/what message would be the best. For me, nothing/anything short and simple will do.

  • Colomban Wendling

    Finally committed. Sorry for the long delay, and thank for the good work!

  • Colomban Wendling

    • status: open --> closed-fixed
  • Dimitar Zhekov

    Dimitar Zhekov - 2011-07-30

    You spent a lot of time reviewing the code, wrote improvements and fixes, and the multiply types idea + example really saved me. It would be proper to mention yourself in the change log.

  • Colomban Wendling

    OK, done by now

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