* Dan Wilcox <danomat...@gmail.com> [2018-02-14 10:16]: > > > On Feb 14, 2018, at 10:07 AM, Peter P. <peterpar...@fastmail.com> wrote: > > > > * Dan Wilcox <danomat...@gmail.com> [2018-02-13 18:18]: > >> As a follow up, I've added a print confirmation so you at least know > >> what's going on: > >> > >> saved console to: /some/file/pdwindow.txt > >> > >> See > >> https://github.com/pure-data/pure-data/pull/282/commits/e34c833cd977651f781e61c16e0af44b28576504 > >> > >> <https://github.com/pure-data/pure-data/pull/282/commits/e34c833cd977651f781e61c16e0af44b28576504> > > I see. I guess I would already wonder before I'd get that confirmation > > printed and possibly abort saving. > > Well it does set the default file name to "pdwindow.txt" but I suppose that's > not enough of an indication. It is. But it is too late (principle of least astonishment) > >> As you suggest, the better fix would be to dynamically change the menu > >> item listing but that requires an additional translation and extra code. > >> If the main issue for you was "What was I saving?/Why did I save the > >> console?", maybe this small confirmation print will suffice for now? > > Dynamically changing sounds complicated. What about a second "Save Pd > > window as..." entry below the "Save as..." entry, where the latter one > > would always save the patch? > > But which patch? If you have 10 canvas windows open and select the Pd window > and do "Save as..." how does Pd know which one should be saved by default? > All of them? I'd find that *more* confusing. As it is now, the behavior makes > a little more sense in that you're asking the Pd window to save it's contents > as, you get a log text file. If you ask a canvas window to save it's contents > as, you get a pd patch. Oh I got you wrong there, please excuse. If the Pd window is always just saving its content then its File menu entry could just be a stativ "Save Pd console as ...", no? Because it would never be saving a patch anyway, if I am not mistaken. Then I'd know in advance what it saves.
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