Bug #9248

filtering in folders view behaves strangely

Added by Igor Kuzmin over 7 years ago. Updated about 7 years ago.

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1). typing smth until one filmroll is left and them pressing enter resets the module instead of selecting this filmroll
2). OK, so I should use mouse to select filmroll from filtered tree, I double-click it, collection updates, but tree is left filtered, while I would expect it to reset to full list (IMHO at that point I'm done with filtering, entry field is filled with new filmroll path after all)
3). filtering seem to pay attention to common path (root) of all filmrolls, it shouldn't
4). also this common path should be stripped from entry input field when filmroll is selected - it's useless clutter which hides actual useful information since gtk aligns text in this field to the left

Also I would vote on making folders view default for collect module. Filmrolls view with its current habit of hiding all the list after selecting one filmroll is less usefull than folders view IMHO while it provides basicly the same functionality.

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Has duplicate darktable - Bug #9288: folder selection in collect images module is cleared when switching do darkroom and back Duplicate03/06/2013


#1 Updated by Igor Kuzmin over 7 years ago

Another issue with input field in collect module which is common for both filmrolls and folders views:
When nothing is selected and you give focus to input field by clicking there. no cursor appears. Only after you press some button non-blinking cursor appears. Focusing some other window and the giving focus back to darktable result in cursor disappearing. When filmroll is selected (and so some text is in this field), clicking there result in blinking cursor appearing (like it should), but moving focus away from darktable window and back again result in cursor disappearing.
The proble with this behaviour (aside from strangeness) is that you don't see where focus lies and while focus is in some input field shortcuts don't work.

#2 Updated by Igor Kuzmin over 7 years ago

addition to 4th point - this clutter transfers to recently used collections module and makes its list basicly useless (doesn't happen with filmrolls view).

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