Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#3815 closed bug (fixed)

Screenshot overwrites existing files

Reported by: humdinger Owned by: julun
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/Screenshot Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


This is hrev30234.

Screenshot overwrites existing files silently. There should be an alert like Tracker pops up.

Change History (4)

comment:1 by stpere, 11 years ago

I will take care of this issue this evening.

comment:2 by stpere, 11 years ago

I've commited a fix for this in hrev30390. Thanks a lot!

comment:3 by humdinger, 11 years ago

Thanks Philippe[[BR]] I was just wondering... Is it very difficult to use Tracker functionality to deal with colliding filenames? I mean that in a more general way, concerning any app saving something.

Tracker has its own dialog when it encounters a file already exists. At the moment it only promts with file infos like size and date of the new and to-be-overwritten files. Maybe in the future that will become more sophisticated, like optionally showing differing contents side by side or the two images in case of pictures. Or allowing on-the-fly renaming or proposing a naming scheme in case you're moving a whole bunch of colliding files.

If apps were using Tracker functionality, these improvements in handling files would be handed down to them.

In any case, Screenshot doesn't overwrite silently any more, so this ticket can be closed (I can't do that).

comment:4 by stippi, 11 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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