Usability: Need to Display Full File Paths

Bug #561863 reported by maxx on 2010-04-12
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Activity Journal

Bug Description

Description of problem:
Realise it is early days and the Activity Journal/Zeitgeist look great so far
but to make it more useable, it needs to display full filepaths. At present,
if a user edits files with the same name on the same day, it is difficult to
discern them, even with the thumbnail preview.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit two different files with the same name such as
~/workingcopiessvn/jbossadminguide/introduction.xml and
2. Launch the Activity Journal.
3. There will be two files, both named introduction.xml. The thumbnail
preview's effectiveness will be limited if the header data is the same in each
XML file.

Actual results:
Two indistinguishable files.

Expected results:
Full file paths displayed so which file is which can be discerned.

Reported in Fedora 13 against gnome-activity-journal-0.3.3-1.fc13.noarch.

David Ordenes D. (radioboy-2) wrote :

I like this idea.
Maybe the path could appear as a floating tip when placing the cursor over each file name, with a brief delay.
It would be faster than checking each one separately via the contextual menu "More information".

Changed in gnome-activity-journal:
status: New → Confirmed
Stefano Candori (cando) wrote :

In last revision i've added exactly what David suggested...closing this bug.

Changed in gnome-activity-journal:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Stefano Candori (cando) on 2011-01-23
Changed in gnome-activity-journal:
milestone: none → 0.6.0
Changed in gnome-activity-journal:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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