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From: Birger Skogeng Pedersen <>
To: Pratyush Yadav <>
Cc: Git List <>, Johannes Sixt <>
Subject: Re: git-gui: automatically move focus to staged file before typing commit message?
Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 09:55:28 +0200
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Pratyush,

On Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 11:15 PM Pratyush Yadav <> wrote:
> Why should it only happen when the commit message widget is selected?
> What's wrong with directly switching focus when all the files are
> staged?
> 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.

Your questions are fair. My reasoning: I imagine it could be a bit
frustrating that the focus automatically goes away from the "Unstaged
Changes" widget, when the user actually isn't done doing changes.

For instance (as a user);
- Do some changes
- Stage the changes (no more unstaged changes in the repo)
- Realize that you forgot something, jump back to the IDE and make
some more changes
- Jump back again to git-gui, hit refresh
In this scenario, I imagine the user would want to have focus kept on
the "Unstaged Changes" widget. Even if it became empty with files

When the user focus the "Commit Message" widget, the user is kinda
stating "I'm done staging stuff for now". And when that happens, it
really doesn't make sense to show a blank diff any more.

I hope that made sense.


  reply	other threads:[~2019-09-15  7:58 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
2019-09-14 21:26   ` Johannes Sixt
2019-09-14 21:27   ` Pratyush Yadav
2019-09-15  7:55     ` Birger Skogeng Pedersen [this message]
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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