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From: Pratyush Yadav <>
To: Birger Skogeng Pedersen <>
Cc: Git List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] git-gui: implement proc select_path_in_widget
Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 23:58:34 +0530
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On 17/10/19 07:08AM, Birger Skogeng Pedersen wrote:
> Hi Pratyush,
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 9:28 PM Pratyush Yadav <> wrote:
> > I mentioned this earlier, and I'll mention this again: I'm not sure
> > whether this feature would be a good thing for the larger population. So
> > this _might_ not end up being accepted depending on how people react to
> > the proposal. I thought I'd let you know to avoid any nasty surprises
> > later.
> Could you please elaborate on why you think the feature might be
> undesired? Why would users not want a staged file to be selected
> automatically?

I have similar arguments to what Philip said in the GitHub link you 
sent. I think software should do what the user tells it to do, and 
should not try to "second guess" them. This second guessing can get 

So if I select the commit message buffer, I told the software to select 
it by clicking it. I did not tell it to switch my diff view. This switch 
of view can prove to be disorienting/confusing to a user because they 
did not select any diff. They selected a text box.

At the very least, I think we should have a config option, and it should 
be turned off by default. That said, I'd certainly like to hear what 
other people think on this topic.
> FWIW I've also got 2 comments on this in GH[1].
> [1]

Pratyush Yadav

  parent reply index

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-14 12:24 git-gui: automatically move focus to staged file before typing commit message? Birger Skogeng Pedersen
2019-09-14 21:15 ` Pratyush Yadav
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 [this message]
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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