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#2751 Enable multiple file compare documents by default

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2014-09-18
2008-12-18
Kimmo Varis
No

Currently WinMerge default options disable having multiple file compare windows open.

Apparently this confuses and even surprises users. I don't remember the reason why we selected disabled status by default. But I don't see a reason why not allow multiple documents by default.

Multiple file compares also work better when integrating WinMerge with other tools. And it basically is requirement with single-instance option.

So this patch changes the default to allow multiple documents.

Index: Src/OptionsInit.cpp

--- Src/OptionsInit.cpp (revision 6174)
+++ Src/OptionsInit.cpp (working copy)
@@ -134,7 +134,7 @@
m_pOptions->InitOption(OPT_CUSTOM_TEMP_PATH, _T(""));

m\_pOptions->InitOption\(OPT\_MULTIDOC\_DIRDOCS, false\);

- m_pOptions->InitOption(OPT_MULTIDOC_MERGEDOCS, false);
+ m_pOptions->InitOption(OPT_MULTIDOC_MERGEDOCS, true);

// Overwrite WinMerge 2.0 default colors with new colors
if \(m\_pOptions->GetInt\(OPT\_CLR\_DIFF\) == RGB\(255,255,92\)\)

Discussion

  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2008-12-19
    • summary: Enable multile file compare documents by default --> Enable multiple file compare documents by default
     
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2008-12-19

    Fix typo in summary.

     
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2008-12-19

    Committed to SVN trunk:
    Completed: At revision: 6197

     
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2008-12-19
    • assigned_to: nobody --> kimmov
    • status: open --> closed-accepted
     

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