Usability of New Title dialog

Bug #863128 reported by Diaa Sami on 2011-09-30
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OpenShot Video Editor

Bug Description

I'm using OpenShot 1.4.0 on Ubuntu 11.04, installed from repos.
There are several usability issue with the new title dialog:
1- Assuming I want to use the same font for all titles, I have to select the font for every new title.
2- Same for color
3- The font selected when opening the font dialog is different from the currently used font, so if I just open the font dialog then click ok the font is changed(the selected font is the first on the list).
4- I can't search in the font listbox by typing the font name, it doesn't work.

I'm aware that the assumption in 1 and 2 is not valid for all users but I'm thinking that for someone using a different font for every title, it won't matter if the last used font is selected by default but it'll be a great convenience for someone using the same font.

Jonathan Thomas (jonoomph) wrote :

What would you recommend to improve this screen? It hasn't been designed to "remember" previous settings, but it's an interesting idea. Usually, once a title is customized and added to a project, you can just duplicate the title, then change the words, and repeat that process for as many titles as you need. Thanks!

Changed in openshot:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Diaa Sami (diaa.sami) wrote :

Oh, I didn't know the "duplicate" menu item that is in the time line creates another similar item, I thought it re-uses the same file in a different location, what about putting duplicate in the context-menu of the title(in the project files view) ?

I fixed 4 btw, do I send a patch?

Jonathan Thomas (jonoomph) wrote :

I agree, the 'duplicate' on the timeline, should probably only duplicate the exact same title (no copy). And selecting 'duplicate' on the project file tree, should create a copy of the file. That should probably be a separate bug report. If you want to move some code around and fix that, it would be much appreciated.

To submit a patch, I would recommend submitting a bug for each different issue, and then attach your patch to that bug report. That's usually the best way to get it included in the next version of OpenShot. Thanks!

Andy Finch (fincha) on 2012-10-12
Changed in openshot:
status: New → Confirmed
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