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0001231ardourfeaturespublic2006-11-02 17:41
Reportertimbyr Assigned Totimbyr  
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Summary0001231: Modify sound file import dialog so that there is only one action
DescriptionThis is more of a usability improvement that a feature I guess. In the import sound file dialog there are three buttons which are import, embed and cancel(or something similar). I think it might be clearer if the embed button was a checkbox instead of a button as both actions result in reference to a soundfile being "imported" into the session. The whole import/embed thing is kind of confusing and I think could be replaced with either:

Embedding files by default and having a label "copy to session folder" with a checkbox next to it.

Copying files to the session folder by default and a label with "link to external file"(or something better) and checkbox.

I personally like the first of the two suggestions but it doesn't really matter.

It would also help it the state of the checkbox was remembered between invocations of ardour, or at least for the duration of the "session".

By reducing it to this one action you can now have standard ok/cancel or import/cancel buttons and double clicking on a file can be changed to import a file without any confusion to what action was taken.


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related to 0001483 closedtimbyr Tim's Tracking bug for proposed updates for 2.1 



2006-05-03 15:52

developer   ~0002498

I can do this if I get a couple of acks


2006-05-09 11:57

developer   ~0002501

one ack from nick here..


2006-05-09 17:24

updater   ~0002502

yeah... ack too


2006-11-02 17:41

administrator   ~0002578

Here is another ack, but it might have to wait until 2.0 is released.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2006-05-03 15:48 timbyr New Issue
2006-05-03 15:48 timbyr E-mail =>
2006-05-03 15:48 timbyr Name => Tim Mayberry
2006-05-03 15:52 timbyr Note Added: 0002498
2006-05-09 11:57 nmains Note Added: 0002501
2006-05-09 12:04 timbyr Status new => assigned
2006-05-09 12:04 timbyr Assigned To => timbyr
2006-05-09 17:24 atreju Note Added: 0002502
2006-11-02 17:41 taybin Note Added: 0002578
2007-02-10 11:19 timbyr Relationship added related to 0001483