#440 "File not found" Dialog is Unfriendly

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If I delete a file which is opened in NEdit, I get a
warning dialog once the document is focused again. The
dialog offers three choices; until today, I *always*
wanted to use the fourth choice, "Close Document".

It's a usability debacle: Every time the user deletes a
file he has either to think of telling NEdit beforehand
or he has to Cancel this dialog, then close, then
dismiss the upcoming dialog, just to do nothing.

OTOH, Re-save can be done with Cancel, then Ctrl-s.
Save As is of dubious use, as the user would probably
moved the file in the first place if that's what he
wants. (Cancel, then Save As is of course possible.)


  • Thorsten Haude

    Thorsten Haude - 2006-02-06
    • assigned_to: nobody --> yooden
  • Thorsten Haude

    Thorsten Haude - 2006-02-06

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    I haven't looked at the code yet, but I plan to change the
    dialog in Resave/Close/Cancel. Any objections?

  • Thorsten Haude

    Thorsten Haude - 2006-08-13

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    Please take a look at the attached patch.

  • Scott Tringali

    Scott Tringali - 2006-08-14

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    On terminology:

    I'd prefer "Cancel" to be "Ignore" since there is no obvious
    operation that is being cancelled.

    Also, I'd prefer "Close" to be something like "Abandon".
    It's too close to the File>Close which asks you to save.

    Similarly, "Re-Save" seems better just as a "Save" or "Save
    As". I'm not sure what "Re" adds, as if it knows that I
    already pressed that Save button in the past (maybe I didn't!)

    In doc:

    "queries", not "querys" (or maybe just "asks"!)

  • Thorsten Haude

    Thorsten Haude - 2006-08-14

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    Cancel/Ignore: Funny, I seem to remember a discussion here
    or in the list where someone proposed (Ok and) Cancel
    because it is what people expect. I am actually more of an
    Dismiss guy, but that argument made sense to me.

    Close/Abandon: I like Close. Nothing is really abandoned
    here, and Close is indeed the File->Close you asked for.

    Resave/Save: I just took that from the existing dialog, I
    don't mind either way. (Though the Re- would make sense, the
    document was definitely saved to disk before.)

    What do others think?

  • Thorsten Haude

    Thorsten Haude - 2006-09-30
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
  • Thorsten Haude

    Thorsten Haude - 2007-01-03
    • assigned_to: yooden --> nobody
    • status: closed-fixed --> open-later
  • Thorsten Haude

    Thorsten Haude - 2007-01-03

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    Originator: YES

    Reopened this bug, since the fix introduced a more serious bug, see SF#1578869.


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