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Feature #8925

Non-intuitive behavior of color labeling buttons with selections

Added by Fred Grollier over 5 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:
Triaged
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Lighttable
Start date:
09/10/2012
Due date:
% Done:

20%

Affected Version:
System:
bitness:
64-bit
hardware architecture:
amd64/x86

Description

My first thought was to report this as a bug, but it's maybe done intentionally, so turning to feature request.

In lighttable view, select a bunch of images with mixed color labeling, for example some with red label and some without. Then press the red button in the bottom row: those that were red become unlabeled, and vice versa.

I think a better behavior would be:
  • if all selected images are red-labeled: delete it
  • if at least one image in the selection hasn't the red label, just modify those and leave the rest untouched.

History

#1 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus over 5 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 20
  • Status changed from New to Triaged
  • Target version set to Candidate for next minor release

#2 Updated by Markus Jung over 5 years ago

There is a good reason to keep the current behaviour: Applying the same color label a second time has an undo-effect, therefore you can easily revert a color label applied by accident (which can occur easily if you use shortcuts and forgot to remember which F-key maps to $color). The proposed behaviour makes color label changes non-recoverable.

#3 Updated by Fred Grollier over 5 years ago

Fair enough. I'm not totally convinced, but I must admit that it's a use case I didn't thought of.

#4 Updated by Christian Tellefsen over 5 years ago

Without undo I think the current behaviour is correct, although a bit un-intuitive.

There should probably be some way to undo certain operations on the lighttable, but that's not done over night.

#5 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Candidate for next minor release to Candidate for next major release

I wished this was fixed already, but since we are in feature freeze now I will move it into the Future.

#6 Updated by Christian iuga over 4 years ago

Color label search was changed 2 days ago.
Maybe we close it. can you test again ?

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