Opening other project does not ask to save

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eghedd
KVRer
4 posts since 6 Dec, 2018

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:59 am

Hi,
title says it all, I guess.

I'm glad I noticed it without losing anything.

Besides that I'm having a lot of fun! :)

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KVRAF
9758 posts since 24 Jun, 2008 from Europe

Re: Bug: Opening other project does not ask to save

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:15 am

It's not a bug. MuLab does ask whether you want to replace the current project, not?

eghedd
KVRer
4 posts since 6 Dec, 2018

Re: Bug: Opening other project does not ask to save

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:41 am

Oh, I see. Then it's at least "misleading". "Replacing" the project, what I understood as "opening another project" discards any unsaved changes without any warning or comment.

As an idea: Could you add a warning or change the button to be a "save and replace" button?

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pljones
KVRAF
6411 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from London, UK

Re: Bug: Opening other project does not ask to save

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:47 am

Yes, I think probably four clear options would be good:
- Open additional project
- Save then Replace current project
- Replace current project without Save
- Cancel

Most often, I only want one project open at a time. So I'll want to save then open the next project. Currently, this takes an extra, manual step.

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KVRAF
9758 posts since 24 Jun, 2008 from Europe

Re: Bug: Opening other project does not ask to save

Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:55 pm

Four options will make it a very wide dialog, not ideal.
Another option is to ask "Save before replace" after having clicked "Replace this project", but that's not ideal either. That said i do understand that the current situation also is not ideal, especially for a new user. I've taken note about this and will reflect/decide later.

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pljones
KVRAF
6411 posts since 8 Feb, 2003 from London, UK

Re: Bug: Opening other project does not ask to save

Post Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:30 am

The extra pop-up seems a common one in other software, to be fair - and it does make it very explicit.

eghedd
KVRer
4 posts since 6 Dec, 2018

Re: Bug: Opening other project does not ask to save

Post Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:00 am

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Here is my proposal:

This is just a single dialog with a short question and
only few simple options

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| Do you want to save before opening another project?
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| [Save] [Don't save] [Open in new instance]
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The [x] serves as the "Cancel" option.

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