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Month: April 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] KFind straw poll

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 08:26:31 -0400
On Mon, 2 Apr 2012 23:05:29 -0400
Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...> wrote:

> 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.

I agree with Calvin on this.  Amnesiac applications = bad.  
Applications that remember what you want = good.  And
altering defaults is to be avoided unless there is a *really*
good reason founded on more than personal preference.

A "make this search the default" checkbox might be the best 
of both worlds, if we can find room for it in the UI.  That
would allow a personal search default setup while also
giving the ability to clear out elaborate but atypical searches
without having to reset each parameter individually.  Just
leaving it always checked would result in simple memorization