No asterisk on current image if image is changed

Bug #1432964 reported by grofaty on 2015-03-17
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Bug Description

Pinta on Windows 7.

1. New image and no asterisk on tab, this is OK.
2. When image changes then asterisk is missing to indicate that image has changed. When save is performed there should be no asterisk (currently it is not which is OK). I see the logic is already working in Pinta's title bar, but not working on tabs.

This is fundamental tab feature in many applications, so I think it should be marked as bug. But as usual it can also be a feature request.

Jonathan Pobst (jpobst) wrote :

The tab system has a built in dirty indicator that does not take up additional space: when the image is dirty, the "X" on the tab changes to a circle.

grofaty (grofaty) wrote :

I have noticed this circles, but I thought it is something unfinished, like a bug... It is OK by me to have this kind of indicator, but I am little bit sceptical about average Joe. I haven't see this kind of design in any of applications I use, so I was confused, average Joe will for sure also be. But as I said, I like this design, just not really common use in any application.

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb) wrote :

Using a circle as an indicator of modified status is actually not weird at all, and it’s been in use for many years already – just ask any OS X user.

Changed in pinta:
status: New → Opinion
Changed in pinta:
milestone: none → 1.7
grofaty (grofaty) wrote :

I have never seen this feature on any Windows and Linux application, so that is why I thing average Joe user may have a problem with it. I don't know about OS X, I have never worked on OS X in my life... I am not saying this feature is not nice, just that is so unusual ony anything that I have seen before. Maybe average Joe (working on Windows) will also ask himself, how to close a tab (after some change on canvas), because there is no "x" anymore to close it down. In my life I have been working so many time with average Joe that I smell the problem right away.

This but is not really a big issue, but we should probably define which of the Windows/Linux/OS X is our primary platform and then make decisions on that. For example we have File | Quit which is Linux like - on Windows there is File | Exit standard. We have "tabs close" OS X like... You know what I am talking about have something fromo all of the platforms makes confusion...

P.S. It is not a big deal, but I think Option is not the best status of this bug. We should probably set Wishlist and status Low. Maybe we can find some better solution than this OS X like tabbing.

Cameron White (cameronwhite91) wrote :

I don't think this needs to be blocker for 1.7: we can re-evaluate the tab UI later and decide if we want any additional indicators of whether the image is modified.

Changed in pinta:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: 1.7 → none
status: Opinion → Triaged
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