#841 Different icon indicating multiple linked files

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nobody
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2015-07-30
2013-08-28
C Bhushan
No

JabRef allows to link multiple files to a bibtex entry. It also allows to view the list of multiple files by right clicking on the file column in the entry table. This is great. But, it is impossible to know if a entry has multiple files just by looking at the icons etc in the entry table. It could be helpful if the icon is little different (or has small counter on it) when there are multiple files linked for an entry.

This is in no way a show stopper but it could be just another convenience. It should be also easy to implement as JabRef already how many files are associated with each entry (as it shows correctly in right click) and so it may be just matter of changing icons depending on count.

And thanks for a great and promising product.

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  • Romko

    Romko - 2014-01-11

    I strongly support this suggestion and also the possibility of to choose on what icon to click. Also the user should have the possibility to add his own icons to the icon repository. This because the "file" may happen to be of quite different nature, for example, a pdf, or an URL to a Review on the document in case. Even better if the list of files opens on the first click with the subsequent possibility to chose on what file to click after that.

     
  • noravanq

    noravanq - 2014-01-29

    I also strongly support the suggestion of a different icon to indicate multiple linked files and a first click opening the list of files.

    In addition (or alternatively), I suggest adding the possibility for a user to add a new column with direct links to the files of a specified extension.

     
  • noravanq

    noravanq - 2014-03-22

    I have implemented the features requested in this thread.

    1. The user can now specify an arbitrary number of file-link columns in te "Entry table columns" preferences tab, to be added to the main table. The user can any file types specified in the list of External File Types. The extra columns work exactly like the original file-link column.

    2. For each file-link column whenever there are multiple files, the letter "m" is displayed at the bottom right corner of the icon.

    The other feature requested was that whenever there are multiple files, the first click should open the list of files. Since the right-click already does that, and since now there will be a way to see that there are multiple linked files without clicking, I think that feature is not necessary anymore.

    I have uploaded the patch files based on the source code of JabRef2.10 as Patch #208

     
    • C Bhushan

      C Bhushan - 2014-04-20

      This is an exciting development. I am looking forward to start using this. Thanks a ton!

       
    • Romko

      Romko - 2014-04-20

      noravanq wrote:

      I have uploaded the patch files based on the source code of JabRef2.10
      as Patch #208
      Can't figure what to do with that Patch#208 and where find it?
      Did update to 2.10 but the additional feature did not appear.

      Another question: what for the column pdf/ps serves for and where to
      edit the corresponding field (no such feild in entry table). What is the
      difference between the FILE field and the pdf/ps column since the "file"
      is mostly PDF itself? There is no help on this feature
      Thanks in advance.
      Sincerely,
      Roman Matsyuk.

       
      • noravanq

        noravanq - 2014-04-20

        The patches were based on the source code of Jabref 2.10. What that means, is you can download the source code of Jabref 2.10, download the patch files, apply the patches to the source code, and compile the source code to get a version of JabRef which will have the new features.

        Here is a direct link to the patch https://sourceforge.net/p/jabref/patches/208/

        Alternately if the above sounds too complicated, you can just wait until the next version of JabRef is released. My patch was accepted by the core developers, so presumably the modifications will be included in the next release of JabRef.

        The file column will have links to all files linked to the entry, and presumably the pdf/ps column should only link to files of those extensions. However, in my case this doesn't work as intended. I am not a regular developer for JabRef and did not study the code thoroughly to know exactly what that column does or how it does it.

        I wanted the features described in this thread, so I studied the source code just enough to be able to implement those features.

         
        • Romko

          Romko - 2014-04-21

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          noravanq wrote:




          The patches were based on the source code of Jabref 2.10.
          What that means, is you can download the source code of Jabref
          2.10, download the patch files, apply the patches to the
          source code, and compile the source code to get a version of
          JabRef which will have the new features.


          Here is a direct link to the patch https://sourceforge.net/p/jabref/patches/208/


          Alternately if the above sounds too complicated, you can just
          wait until the next version of JabRef is released. My patch
          was accepted by the core developers, so presumably the
          modifications will be included in the next release of JabRef.


          The file column will have links to all files linked to the
          entry, and presumably the pdf/ps column should only link to
          files of those extensions. However, in my case this doesn't
          work as intended. I am not a regular developer for JabRef and
          did not study the code thoroughly to know exactly what that
          column does or how it does it.


          I wanted the features described in this thread, so I studied
          the source code just enough to be able to implement those
          features.




          [feature-requests:#841]
          Different icon indicating multiple linked files


          Status: open

          Group: Next full release

          Created: Wed Aug 28, 2013 06:40 PM UTC by C
          Bhushan

          Last Updated: Sat Mar 22, 2014 07:48 PM UTC

          Owner: nobody


          JabRef allows to link multiple files to a bibtex entry. It
          also allows to view the list of multiple files by right
          clicking on the file column in the entry table. This is great.
          But, it is impossible to know if a entry has multiple files
          just by looking at the icons etc in the entry table. It could
          be helpful if the icon is little different (or has small
          counter on it) when there are multiple files linked for an
          entry.


          This is in no way a show stopper but it could be just another
          convenience. It should be also easy to implement as JabRef
          already how many files are associated with each entry (as it
          shows correctly in right click) and so it may be just matter
          of changing icons depending on count.


          And thanks for a great and promising product.




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  • fdar

    fdar - 2015-07-22
    • Labels: --> filelink
     
  • fdar

    fdar - 2015-07-23
    • Labels: filelink --> filelink, tocategorize
     
  • fdar

    fdar - 2015-07-30
    • labels: filelink, tocategorize --> GUI, EntryFile, ToBeClosed?
     

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