Bug 259863 - Rename Edit menu to Select menu in import tool
Summary: Rename Edit menu to Select menu in import tool
Alias: None
Product: digikam
Classification: Unclassified
Component: AdvancedRename-Import (show other bugs)
Version: 1.6.0
Platform: openSUSE RPMs Linux
: NOR wishlist (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Digikam Developers
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Reported: 2010-12-14 17:23 UTC by Todd
Modified: 2022-01-26 11:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Version Fixed In: 7.6.0


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Description Todd 2010-12-14 17:23:02 UTC
Version:           1.6.0 (using KDE 4.5.85) 
OS:                Linux

In the import tool, there are 6 menu items: Device, Edit, Image, View, Settings, and Help.  Most of these make sense.  The Image menu, for instance, controls various image tasks.

The exception is the Edit menu.  This menu has nothing whatsoever to do with editing.  All of the options in this menu are about controlling which images are selected.  I think it would be much more logical, and make it much easier for people to find what they are looking for, if the "Edit" menu renamed to "Select".

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Marcel Wiesweg 2010-12-14 18:11:50 UTC
A relayout of the main menus is planned, see discussion "Cleaning up the main toolbar" from Nov 17th on digikam-devel.

However, the "Select All" by convention goes to the "Edit" menu, so that's not going to change.
Comment 2 Todd 2010-12-14 21:12:51 UTC
For normal menus, I would agree.  But the menu there is already very different than standard KDE menus.  For instance both the Device and Image menus have elements that are normally associated with the File menu, which doesn't exist at all.  So the current menu is already very different than standard KDE menus, and violates KDE conventions on menus.

Further, although Select All is a normal component of Edit menus, none of the other entries are.  I don't think an Edit menu is the first place people many will look for "Select New Items", for example (it certainly isn't the first place I look).

Considering the Edit menu has no actions that actually have anything to do with editing, and only has elements dealing with selections, I think it is reasonable doing the same thing you do with the Device and Image menus and give it a name that reflects the commands it contains.  It is inconsistent with the other menus in the tool, which are descriptive of the tasks they are used to accomplish.
Comment 3 caulier.gilles 2011-08-12 09:59:45 UTC
I not agree. Edit/ select is used everywhere in application. We must still homogenous

Of course, currently there are only Select action, but in the future Edit/Copy will appear (i wait to port icon-view to Qt4 Model/view for that)

Gilles Caulier