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From: Pratyush Yadav <>
To: Birger Skogeng Pedersen <>
Cc: Git List <>
Subject: Re: git-gui: automatically move focus to staged file before typing commit message?
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 02:45:09 +0530
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 14/09/19 02:24PM, Birger Skogeng Pedersen wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I personally prefer to have the changes I am about to commit visible
> in the diff view, while I write my commit message. So usually I do
> this:
> 1. Stage the file(s) I've been working on.
> 2. Select a file I just staged, so I can see the changes in the diff widget.
> 3. Jump to the "Commit Message" widget to type up my commit message.
> Basically, I would like to be able to skip step 2. When the user
> stages the last file in the "Unstaged Changes" widget, no file is
> selected and the diff view becomes blank. When this is the case, I
> would prefer that git-gui automatically selects one of the staged
> files and shows it in the diff widget before I type up my commit
> message. Naturally, this automatic selection should **only** happen
> when the user chooses focus the "Commit Message" widget.

Why should it only happen when the commit message widget is selected? 
What's wrong with directly switching focus when all the files are 

What I have in mind is once there are no more files to stage, the focus 
directly goes to the staged files section, and the first staged file 
gets selected. Then if you want you can type in the commit message. And 
conversely, when unstaging things, once all files are unstaged, the 
focus goes directly to the unstaged files section.
> I propose:
> (When the user focuses the "Commit Message" widget, if no file is
> currently selected (i.e. diff widget shows no text))
> automatically select the first file listed in the "Staged Changes"
> widget so the changes of that file show up in the diff widget.

Pratyush Yadav

  reply	other threads:[~2019-09-14 21:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-14 12:24 Birger Skogeng Pedersen
2019-09-14 21:15 ` Pratyush Yadav [this message]
2019-09-14 21:26   ` Johannes Sixt
2019-09-14 21:27   ` Pratyush Yadav
2019-09-15  7:55     ` Birger Skogeng Pedersen
2019-09-16 18:01       ` Pratyush Yadav
2019-09-26 18:33         ` Birger Skogeng Pedersen
2019-09-26 19:30           ` Pratyush Yadav
2019-09-26 21:17             ` Birger Skogeng Pedersen
2019-10-07 16:52               ` Birger Skogeng Pedersen
2019-10-07 17:11                 ` [PATCH 1/2] git-gui: implement proc select_path_in_widget Birger Skogeng Pedersen
2019-10-07 17:11                   ` [PATCH 2/2] git-gui: select staged on ui_comm focus Birger Skogeng Pedersen
2019-10-16 19:25                     ` Pratyush Yadav
2019-10-13 20:21                   ` [PATCH 1/2] git-gui: implement proc select_path_in_widget Pratyush Yadav
2019-10-15 10:51                     ` Birger Skogeng Pedersen
2019-10-16 19:28                       ` Pratyush Yadav
2019-10-17  5:08                         ` Birger Skogeng Pedersen
2019-10-17  5:33                           ` Johannes Sixt
2019-10-17  6:54                             ` Birger Skogeng Pedersen
2019-10-17 18:28                           ` Pratyush Yadav
2019-10-08 17:59                 ` git-gui: automatically move focus to staged file before typing commit message? Pratyush Yadav
2019-10-08 19:46                   ` Birger Skogeng Pedersen

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