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Bug 56656 - Remove File -> Refresh All Files menu item
Summary: Remove File -> Refresh All Files menu item
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Window System (show other bugs)
Version: 4.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Jesse Glick
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-03-18 16:38 UTC by Jesse Glick
Modified: 2008-12-22 18:38 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Exception Reporter:


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Description Jesse Glick 2005-03-18 16:38:35 UTC
Jano agrees that this menu item is not useful and would be better removed. I
would like to do so for E if possible, else F. Trivial to do, awaiting comment
from QA & Docs.
Comment 1 Patrick Keegan 2005-03-18 16:59:48 UTC
Seems reasonable to me. I didn't find a reference to it anywhere in the docs.
I'll forward this to other docs folks, but unless you get an objection by, say,
Tuesday, get rid of it.
Comment 2 Jesse Glick 2005-03-23 17:27:52 UTC
Working on it.
Comment 3 Jesse Glick 2005-03-23 17:31:55 UTC
Forgot to mention: I will also remove "Refresh" from the context menu on plain
Comment 4 Patrick Keegan 2005-03-23 17:47:53 UTC
What do you mean by "plain" folders. Don't people use Refresh e.g. to make sure
that VCS status is refreshed? I wouldn't be inclined to remove this just yet.
Maybe for 4.2.
Comment 5 jrojcek 2005-03-24 16:34:28 UTC
AFAIK, CVS (not sure about other VCS) is using a special "CVS > Refresh" contextual menu item on 
versioned folders. They are actually removing the original Refresh item from the contextual menu.
Comment 6 Jesse Glick 2005-03-24 16:56:15 UTC
Right, I should have clarified that the patch only affects folders which are
*not* on a VCS filesystem. The VCS support adds its own submenu which is not
affected by this.

committed 1.60  core/src/org/netbeans/core/
committed 1.142 core/src/org/netbeans/core/actions/
removed   1.6   core/src/org/netbeans/core/actions/
committed 1.90  core/ui/src/org/netbeans/core/ui/resources/layer.xml
committed 1.3   openide/masterfs/src/org/netbeans/modules/masterfs/
committed 1.13 
committed 1.5  
committed 1.5  
removed   1.2  
committed 1.49 
Comment 7 Jesse Glick 2005-04-06 19:25:57 UTC
Please note that a menu item called File | Refresh All Files was added to NB 4.1
after this change, but it is *different*. It it provided by the Java database
and scans Java packages for external changes. It has no effect on files outside
Java source roots.
Comment 8 Marian Mirilovic 2005-07-14 16:00:41 UTC
verified / closed