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Bug 251763 - "Open Recent Projects" is too restrictive/selective (and confusing)
Summary: "Open Recent Projects" is too restrictive/selective (and confusing)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Generic Projects UI (show other bugs)
Version: 8.1
Hardware: PC Windows 7
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Tomas Stupka
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-04-10 16:10 UTC by err
Modified: 2015-06-03 14:48 UTC (History)
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Description err 2015-04-10 16:10:58 UTC
When a project group is open, still want access to regular recent project list.

Use case:
    - working on some standalone modules
    - Open a project group
    - want to get some stuff from recently open project and use it with
      projects in the group.
    - popup "Open recent projects" to select project just working on.

Observe: the modules I was just working on are not in recent projects list.

I saw in a comment to an issue that somewhen (7.4 or 7.3) recent projects was
tied to a project group. This probably explains some of the difficulty
and confusion I've had looking for stuff in recent project list.

I suppose there are a variety of ways this could be fixed.

Simple fix - when a project group is active, have two popup menu items
(following not a proposal, just for example)

    open recent group project   curent group list

    open recent project         non-group list

complex fix -
Othere schemes could involve merging list or most general, using nested lists
and harder to figure out names...

    open recent project                                 current list behavior

    open recent other lists > non-group

where each group? in turn has list that can be examined...