#13 Shorter paths in window captions

GUI (13)
Kimmo Varis

Main point in having paths in captions is to make
easier to switch between windows inside WinMerge and
different WinMerge instances.

But if paths are long, Windows doesn't show whole
caption. And we lose importan information (and whole
idea of having paths in caption). For example task
switcher shows pretty short caption.

My idea is:
1) Show only filenames when file compare is open. In
most cases that is enough information. Filenames are
also easier to read without paths.
2) Show only last subdirectory part of paths in
directory compare. I mean that from
'C:\devel\sfnet\WinMerge' and
'C:\devel\sfnet\WinMerge_dev' we show only
'...\WinMerge' and '...WinMerge_dev'

I've thought about 2) a lot. I hope it is good for most
cases, even it is poor for many. But we need short
paths, so we just have to pick one way to make short paths.


  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2005-08-06
    • assigned_to: nobody --> kimmov
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2005-08-07
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
  • Kimmo Varis

    Kimmo Varis - 2005-08-07

    Logged In: YES

    I applied the patch to CVS. Closing as fixed.


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