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Month: April 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] KFind straw poll

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 23:05:29 -0400
On 2 April 2012 23:02, Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...> wrote:
> For me, a minor irritant about KFind is, in the Properties tab, when selecting "Find all files created or modified... during the previous..." defaults to 1 hour. Overwhelmingly I want to look for files changed within the last minute or two. I have to pause and manually change the default "hours" list item to "minutes."
> Wah, wah, wah!
> I want to change that default to minutes.
> This default makes sense to me anyway because that is the smallest period in the list.
> I already patched KFind for my systems. Should the patch be merged to GIT?
> Objections? Arguments? Tantrums? Declarations of War?

I do declare war upon the nature of changing defaults. It is forever
unacceptable. Instead we make things customizable. I think your
solution below is good.

> Perhaps a better approach is to create a configuration option for the default then everybody could be happy. There is no configuration dialog I know about for KFind. The user's kfindrc is rather sparse and I don't know of any global kfind configuration file. Perhaps KFind should remember the last chosen options in the Properties tab and save them, much like is already done with the file path history.

This seems suitable. I really prefer the "remembering" the last
settings as apposed to "saving" settings. however my app is left, is
how it should come back.