Number: 1577

Date: 29-Jun-84 12':58':29

Submitter: Kaplan

Source: Kaplan

Subject: Glitches in File browser

Assigned To: 

Attn: Jellinek

Status: Superseded


Problem Type: Design - Impl

Impact: Annoying


Frequency: Everytime

Priority: Hopefully

System: Programming Environment

Subsystem: Other

Machine: 1132


Lisp Version: 28-Jun-84 12':58':33

Source Files: 

Microcode Version: 5124

Memory Size: 4096

File Server: 

Server Software Version: 

Disposition: '
["Jellinek" "13-Sep-84 14':27':13" Status':(Open->Superseded)]

Description: A couple of glitches/bugs in the file browser.'
First, if you ask it to do something and no files are selected, it prints No files are selected in the promtwindow.  But that message remains even after you select a file.  Suggestion':  Keep track of whether that message has been printed in the prompt window, and then when the user finally makes a selection and you know that that message is up there, then clear the promptwindow.'
Second, the various switches for different kinds of information seem to be no-ops.  When I turn on (by bugging them with left or middle) Length, Pages, etc. and hit Info, I always see the same three things (Size, Created, Last Written).  '
Third, since Size, Created, and LastWritten seem to be the defaults when the thing comes up, they should initially be grayed out to indicate that they are selected.'
Fourth, I''d like to see Author in the list of attributes.'


Test Case: 

Edit-By: Jellinek

Edit-Date: 13-Sep-84 14':27':15