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Missing Help for obscure feature.

Post by *petermad » 2017-10-05, 02:13 UTC

This is not new to TC 9.10, but I just found out that when clicking in front of a File type in the "Internal Associations" dialog, then the first file type in that line is marked with a - and it's association is disabled.

This is not mentioned in the Help, nor mentioned in the history.txt file - and since it is not very easy to see that the * in the file type is replaced with a - you can easily accidently disable the association, when there is no way to know about this feature.

Also: if there are several file types in the same line, it is only the first file type that is disabled - IMHO it should be the whole line that is disabled.
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Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2017-10-05, 09:46 UTC

Oh, I don't even remember adding this feature! I will document it and check why it's not disabling all types.
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Post by *Hacker » 2017-10-05, 19:10 UTC

Oh, I don't even remember adding this feature!
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Post by *Flint » 2017-10-05, 22:20 UTC

Beware of easter eggs! :roll:
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Post by *ts4242 » 2017-10-06, 01:54 UTC

Why consider this is a feature? I think It is a bug because it doesn't disable the filter, instead it is change the filter to specific file name. e.g. *.txt become -.txt now any file named -.txt will open with the defined internal associated program.

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Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2017-10-06, 09:46 UTC

No, it's a feature and I will not remove it. -.txt will still match files with exactly that name, but almost no one uses these - so it's a valid method to temporarily disable a file type. If you don't like it, just don't use it.
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Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2017-10-10, 09:37 UTC

OK, I have documented it now, and changed it to convert the * to - also in additional extensions. Please test!
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Post by *Gral » 2017-10-10, 10:30 UTC

I can confirm fix, although this feature still seems not fully implemented.
What about predefined type? (starting with ">")
Can not be disabled using this feature!

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Post by *petermad » 2017-10-10, 18:29 UTC

Confirmed that this feature is now mentioned in the Help for TC 9.10rc1, and that it work for all extensions that start with an * in the same line :-)
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Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2017-10-11, 21:30 UTC

Thanks! I have no plans to disable entries starting with > for now.
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