#222 ✓fixed
Virgil Dupras

Tweak "Make selected reference"

Reported by Virgil Dupras | January 26th, 2013 @ 06:27 PM

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Once I've visually isolated a group, then I need to mark the ones to delete. The first time I did this, the file I wanted to delete was the first one in the group and I couldn't delete it. I was unable to figure what to do from the program and it took me about half an hour to find the relevant part of the manual. Once I found it, I figured out why it took me so long. I interpreted the context menu item "make selected reference" to mean something completely different than it does. This was because I parsed the phrase differently. I didn't read it as "Take the selected item and make it the reference item". I read it as "make something into a selected reference". Since that didn't make sense, I ignored it.

If you could rename this menu item to something like "make selected into reference" or something like that, it might keep others from having the same confusion I did.

Good idea. Confusion about this feature is a recurring support question.

Another one in the same vein:

When I use that context menu item, it takes the selected item, swaps it with the reference item, then leaves the newly swapped used-to-be-reference item highlighted. I found this very confusing. I'm used to programs that keep the highlight on the same semantic item, not the item in the same relative position after an operation. (This probably contributed to me not figuring out how to use that menu item. My directory names are very similar and the file names mostly identical. When experimenting and I selected that menu item, I probably thought it didn't actually do anything.)

Good idea too.

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