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Bug 31153 - "hide file status" instead of "shorten file status"
Summary: "hide file status" instead of "shorten file status"
Alias: None
Product: obsolete
Classification: Unclassified
Component: vcscore (show other bugs)
Version: 3.x
Hardware: PC Windows ME/2000
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@obsolete
Depends on:
Blocks: 35640
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Reported: 2003-02-17 17:44 UTC by John Jullion-ceccarelli
Modified: 2011-09-19 23:05 UTC (History)
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Description John Jullion-ceccarelli 2003-02-17 17:44:36 UTC
I was playing with the "Shorten File Status"
property for VCS Generic Filesystems, and it
doesn't shorten the status information very much.
I think that for experienced users, the badges
telling them whether the file is up-to-date or not
is enough. Why not change "Shorten File Status" to
"Hide File Status", hiding all VCS info except for
the badge. That would save a lot of room,
especially on the Source Editor tabs.
Comment 1 Jiri Kovalsky 2003-02-18 08:22:44 UTC
accessory variable where you can define empty string "" for those
statuses that you are not interested in ? I think it's what you are
calling for ... isn't it ?
Comment 2 Milos Kleint 2003-02-18 08:48:31 UTC
just reiterating my concerns about statuses. the customization
variables in vcsgeneric are more targetted at designers of profiles
rather then regular users. too complex customization hurts IMHO.
Comment 3 John Jullion-ceccarelli 2003-02-18 11:49:45 UTC
You're right, Milos, that too much configuration is not always a good

I guess the real problem isn't saving space in the Explorer, but in
the Source Editor tabs. I searched for that old RFE to hide VCS status
info in the Source Editor tabs, but couldn't find it. Did that get
closed as WONTFIX or just forgotten about? That would be the ideal
solution to this problem but if it isn't possible to implement it from
the Source Editor side then this is one solution we could implement
from the VCS side.