[Migrated] Move 'Make list' to new dialog
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Description

Move 'Make list' to new dialog. The model that I have is that an AWB list is like a file in many applications. I can create a new list, open an existing list, work with it, and/or save it. In Microsoft Word, I can create a new file, open an existing file, work with it, and/or save it. In Microsoft Word, I use items from the 'File' menu: 'New', 'Open', 'Save'. I suggest that AWB has similar items in the 'File' menu, although they might have to be appended with 'list' e.g. 'New list'.

  • Description: 'New list'. Produces a dialog. All the items in the current 'Make list' group would be moved into this dialog. The list itself would be duplicated so that it is in the 'New list' dialog and the main AWB interface as it is now. An advantage is that the main AWB interface could have a longer list due to the removal of six elements (the two fields for source and the two buttons).
  • Description: 'Open list' or simply 'Open'. Produces the usual dialog for opening a text file.
  • Description: 'Save list' or simply 'Save'. Produces the usual dialog for saving a text file .

@Lightmouse 14:51, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

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@Reedy 13:01, 12 January 2009 (UTC) wrote:
Sounds alright to me... Whats the wider community consensus?

@Lightmouse 15:25, 14 January 2009 (UTC) wrote:
Some further thoughts:

  • I defined 'New list' but not 'Edit list'. An 'Edit list' function needs an 'Edit list' button beneath the list where the 'Filter' button is now.
  • 'New list' and 'Edit list' should produce the same dialog. A working name for the dialog should be 'List'.
  • The 'List' dialog is the main place for editing lists but removal of articles should be possible in the main AWB interface.
  • The right-mouse menus throughout AWB could do with a review. The right-mouse menu in the current list has 'Filter', 'Save list', and 'Sort alphabetically'. If this design idea goes further, I suggest eliminating those three options.

@Lightmouse 17:35, 17 October 2010 (UTC) wrote:
This feature request has been hanging around for 21 months. Any further thoughts?

@Magioladitis 14:39, 12 February 2011 (UTC) wrote:
I thought are files were settings with lists included and not lists.

@Lightmouse 19:19, 26 May 2011 (UTC) wrote:
That could work.

@Lightmouse 16:51, 10 October 2011 (UTC) wrote:
Could we start by designing an 'New list' dialog as described above?