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bug #54737: confusion about startup dir and file browser initial directory

Submitted by:  John W. Eaton <jwe>
Submitted on:  Wed 26 Sep 2018 04:55:45 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Documentation
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  jwe Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Sat 24 Nov 2018 07:40:07 PM UTC, comment #2:

I have included the proposed text improvements into the preferences dialog with cset

Closing the report.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Thu 27 Sep 2018 08:22:26 PM UTC, comment #1:

I agree that the changing labels might help clarify things.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Wed 26 Sep 2018 04:55:45 PM UTC, original submission:

The "general" and "file browser" tabs in the settings dialog both have items for "Startup path". This is a bit confusing. A new user might think that that it is the directory where the startup.m file is located. Or that both settings refer to the same thing. Maybe it would help to have the "file browser" setting labeled as "initial file browser directory" and the "general" setting to be "initial working directory for Octave interpreter"?

It might also help to explain why it is not possible to specify the initial directory for the file browser if the checkbox for "Synchronize Octave working directory with file browser" is selected.

John W. Eaton <jwe>
Project Administrator


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-11-24 ttl StatusConfirmed => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2018-09-27 rik5 StatusNone => Confirmed

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