Opened 15 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#7735 closed feature request

GUI: Display filenames in "Add games"'s file dialog

Reported by: lordhoto Owned by: lordhoto
Priority: normal Component: GUI
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Seeing that in the past we had many users being confused about our "Add game" file dialog not showing any filenames, it would be a good idea to also show filenames there. Now that we have the possibility to use two different colors in our ListWidget, we might use the alternate color as color for the filename entries, this would make them grayed out in our current themes.

These two different color uses would make it clear, that the user has to point the file dialog to directories AND it would allow the user to double check which files are in the selected directories.

Ticket imported from: #2840967. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/551.

Attachments (2)

browser_color_v1.patch (2.1 KB ) - added by lordhoto 15 years ago.
Patch against trunk r43556
browser_color_v2.patch (2.5 KB ) - added by lordhoto 14 years ago.
Patch, which prevents the user from selection files in directory browser mode.

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Change History (8)

comment:1 by Kirben, 15 years ago

I disagree, showing filenames doesn't make any sense, and will make it even more confusing. ScummVM doesn't require any particular file to be selected, and this will cause many users to wonder what exactly to select.

by lordhoto, 15 years ago

Attachment: browser_color_v1.patch added

Patch against trunk r43556

comment:2 by lordhoto, 15 years ago

Actually I think the user would rather select a file and press "Choose" than selecting a directory and press "Choose". Anyway I just know what the had many forum posts etc. about the behavior of the "Add game" directory browser. So I think we need some way to improve.

I made up a simple patch to show what I mean. It also allows the user to select a file in a directory, and it will automatically pick up the current directory instead.

by lordhoto, 14 years ago

Attachment: browser_color_v2.patch added

Patch, which prevents the user from selection files in directory browser mode.

comment:3 by lordhoto, 14 years ago

Just uploaded a new patch, which prevents the user from selection files in directory browsing mode.

comment:4 by lordhoto, 14 years ago

Committed the second revision of my patch, since it seems nobody wanted to leave any more comments and the majority of developers answering to the "Making it easier for users to add games" thread on -devel liked the patch's idea too (at least of those who talked about this specific case...).

comment:5 by lordhoto, 14 years ago

Owner: set to lordhoto
Status: newclosed

comment:6 by digitall, 6 years ago

Component: GUI
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