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Thomas Wolf
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:24 pm    Post subject: Where have the asterisks gone... Reply with quote

I'd love to know too - the emboldened text is much harder to quickly
discern than the asterisk.
tom

On 12/16/2009 07:58 AM, Ian Lewis wrote:
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I'd love to know how much time was wasted by deciding on emboldening the file name in
the tab when an edit has been done instead of leaving the asterisks in place.

Under pressure I have wasted time by forgetting to save, because I didn't see the
asterisk ...

I mean, really, that's what asterisks are for.

Consider it kvetched!



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Gregg Wonderly
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:14 pm    Post subject: Where have the asterisks gone... Reply with quote

It's truely amazing what is more important to the devs that a performant,
non-blocking IDE experience isn't it?

Gregg Wonderly

Thomas Wolf wrote:
Quote:
I'd love to know too - the emboldened text is much harder to quickly
discern than the asterisk.
tom

On 12/16/2009 07:58 AM, Ian Lewis wrote:
Quote:
I'd love to know how much time was wasted by deciding on emboldening
the file name in
the tab when an edit has been done instead of leaving the asterisks in
place.

Under pressure I have wasted time by forgetting to save, because I
didn't see the
asterisk ...

I mean, really, that's what asterisks are for.

Consider it kvetched!



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Petr Dvorak
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:30 pm    Post subject: Where have the asterisks gone... Reply with quote

First - Gregg, this was done by a completely independent team.
Basically, the people who implemented this change would not fix the
issues you are consistently reporting (we are taking your comments
seriously and we have noted the performance problems you mention).

Please, see this issue - I don't like the change too:

http://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=175546

Also, there is a way to re-enable asterisk. A command-line switch
"-J-Dnb.tabnames.html=false" can be used for this (you can put it in
"$NB_INSTALL/etc/netbeans.conf" file).

With regards,

Petr Dvorak

Thomas Wolf wrote:
Quote:
I'd love to know too - the emboldened text is much harder to quickly
discern than the asterisk.
tom

On 12/16/2009 07:58 AM, Ian Lewis wrote:
Quote:
I'd love to know how much time was wasted by deciding on emboldening
the file name in
the tab when an edit has been done instead of leaving the asterisks
in place.

Under pressure I have wasted time by forgetting to save, because I
didn't see the
asterisk ...

I mean, really, that's what asterisks are for.

Consider it kvetched!



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Paul Rosen
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:02 pm    Post subject: Where have the asterisks gone... Reply with quote

Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you!

That worked, although I had to search for the file. On my computer (OS
X) it was:

/Applications/NetBeans/NetBeans 6.8
RC1.app/Contents/Resources/NetBeans/etc/netbeans.conf


Petr Dvorak wrote:
Quote:
First - Gregg, this was done by a completely independent team.
Basically, the people who implemented this change would not fix the
issues you are consistently reporting (we are taking your comments
seriously and we have noted the performance problems you mention).

Please, see this issue - I don't like the change too:

http://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=175546

Also, there is a way to re-enable asterisk. A command-line switch
"-J-Dnb.tabnames.html=false" can be used for this (you can put it in
"$NB_INSTALL/etc/netbeans.conf" file).

With regards,

Petr Dvorak
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alexlamsl



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:36 pm    Post subject: Where have the asterisks gone... Reply with quote

For the first few weeks (months?) since this was changed on trunk then
6.8 daily, I just thought it was kind of new and interesting. I have
to admit though, over time this is becoming rather annoying because
the visual difference is rather minimal when compare to an extra
character, i.e. an asterisk.

Having said that, I do actually find the colour coding scheme of the
VCS even more clear than the asterisk.

Just my 2 cents,
Alex.



On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 11:04 PM, Ian Lewis
<address-removed> wrote:
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Petr Dvorak wrote:
Quote:

Also, there is a way to re-enable asterisk. A command-line switch
"-J-Dnb.tabnames.html=false" can be used for this (you can put it in
"$NB_INSTALL/etc/netbeans.conf" file).

Thank you Petr. I have applied the change and Netbeans 6.8 is no longer behaving like
an alien.

Regards,
Ian Lewis

Quote:
With regards,

Petr Dvorak

Thomas Wolf wrote:
Quote:
I'd love to know too - the emboldened text is much harder to quickly
discern than the asterisk.
tom

On 12/16/2009 07:58 AM, Ian Lewis wrote:
Quote:
I'd love to know how much time was wasted by deciding on emboldening
the file name in
the tab when an edit has been done instead of leaving the asterisks
in place.

Under pressure I have wasted time by forgetting to save, because I
didn't see the
asterisk ...

I mean, really, that's what asterisks are for.

Consider it kvetched!



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