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Bug 145109 - [65cat] Better user name setup
Summary: [65cat] Better user name setup
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Templates (show other bugs)
Version: 7.1
Hardware: PC All
: P3 blocker with 2 votes (vote)
Assignee: Martin Entlicher
Keywords: UI
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-08-26 10:39 UTC by ulfzibis
Modified: 2013-09-05 15:53 UTC (History)
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Description ulfzibis 2008-08-26 10:39:03 UTC
[ JDK VERSION : 1.6.0_07 ]

On Windows, user name is initially set from name of Window's current
user name. (LINUX etc.: I don't know)

IMO user name should be editable from Options->General dialogue.
It should overwrite templates user name, and maybe other values I'm
not aware about lacking deeper knowledge.

1) select Tools->Templates.
2) Expand User Configuration Properties, select and
open in editor.
3) Add e.g. "user=Mr. Unknown"

Additionally there also should be some project level user name, which
overrides it. There should be a reasonable relation to
application.vendor in

Comment from Lukas Hasik:
"Uggh, that's ugly. ... IMO, it should be reflected in UI in better
way. Maybe a button "Change User Properties" in the Templates manager
or a special field in Options that would allow you to setup the user
Comment 1 Lukas Hasik 2008-08-26 13:17:35 UTC
reassigning to UI experts to decide what to do here. Then it can be implemented...
Comment 2 azizur 2011-11-01 15:07:53 UTC
Related to: Bug 122646
Comment 3 Antonin Nebuzelsky 2013-09-05 08:33:37 UTC
Martin, this is related to the other issue about user name in templates....
Comment 4 Martin Entlicher 2013-09-05 15:53:29 UTC
There's a "Settings" button now on the Template Manager, which opens the file. It's not a great usability improvement, but it's easier to find, at least.

It should be improved also by issue #221998 and issue #103851.