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Month: April 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] KFind straw poll

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 12:11:46 -0700 (PDT)
> > 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 behaviour.

I created bug report 955 to address the issue.

I'm changing the defaults for myself.