Bug 1279 : Path to preferences.txt file in the preferences dialog should be selectable.
Last modified: 2009-07-13 11:02



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Description:   Opened: 2009-06-15 12:29
It would be nice to be able to copy the path to the preferences file so it's easier to remember /
access after quitting.
Additional Comment #1 From fry 2009-06-15 14:29
probably better to just have it open the parent directory when you click
it... for most platforms, being able to select the path doesn't do much for
you--if it's on the clipboard, what do you do with the path?

i had code in there to open the file when you clicked it, but as soon as
you quit (to make changes), things are overwritten. i hadn't implemented
the open parent folder out of concern for the same issue--that people would
make changes to the file while processing was still running. i supposed it
could also check for whether the file had been updated outside of p5, and
show a warning to the user that their changes will be lost... but that's
um, getting complicated.
Additional Comment #2 From fry 2009-07-13 11:02
k, i've made it highlight as a link on mouse over, and clicking it opens
the parent folder. by opening the parent folder we avoid people trying to
edit the file while the PDE is still running.