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Cloned window refreshes (12 posts)

  • Started 8 years ago by FritzLaurel
  • Latest reply 8 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • FritzLaurel Member

    Jim,

    Happy new year! And thanks for the 5.0.5 update.

    I use Cloned Windows a lot while working on a particular site with many directories. I've noticed that while editing a file from one directory (vie TextWrangler), if I save it, the frontmost Fetch window (for that server) refreshes.

    No problem, unless that frontmost window was displaying a directory other than the one from which the file came. In that situation, the window changes directories on its own to show the directory of the file just saved. Unfortunately, this leaves me with having to select the window and re-navigate to the directory I wanted displayed.

    Is there a way to keep Fetch from refreshing these windows every time I save?

    Thanks,
    FL

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Fritz,

    Happy new year to you too!

    Thanks for the feedback, you've found what may be a bug - ideally if you've got one window still open to the directory the file came from, when you save, Fetch should be using that window, regardless of what's in front, but I've confirmed that isn't what happens.

    However, if neither window is open to the directory the file came from, one of the windows will change directory.

    Unfortunately there isn't a way to stop this from happening in 5.0.5, but instead of manually navigating back after the save operation changes your directory, try using the Back button - clicking on it should take you directly back to the directory you were viewing before saving the file changed it. If it doesn't, let us know. (The directory you were in previously should also be listed in the Recent button's list of folders and you can choose it to go there directly.)

    We'll look into improving this behavior for a future build.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • FritzLaurel Member

    Thanks, Scott.

    I've removed the "Back" button from my toolbar in favor of the "Parent" button because "Back" was messing with my head - heh. This may be time to put it back.

    Thanks for the tip and I look forward to the next update [grin]...

    FL

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Fritz,

    We added some fixes for this problem in verison 5.1b2 of Fetch, if you want to give the beta version a try. Now when you save the file you're editing, if you still have a window open to the directory the file came from, Fetch will use it, instead of always using the frontmost window.

    You can find a link to download 5.1b2 on the Fetch Softworks home page, http://fetchsoftworks.com .

    If you try it out, let us know if it's an improvement.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • FritzLaurel Member

    Awesome! Thanks, I'll check it out and get back to you here.

    FL

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • FritzLaurel Member

    Scott,

    So far, so good!

    Thx
    FL

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • FritzLaurel Member

    Scott,

    Okay, I found something. Duplicating a file in one window causes both windows to refresh to the same directory.

    Open a shortcut.
    Clone the window.
    Change to another directory in the cloned window.
    Go back to the first window, and duplicate a file.
    Both windows refresh to the directory containing the duplicated file.

    Cheers,
    FL

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Fritz,

    Thanks for giving the beta a try and sending feedback, we appreciate it!

    Yes, that's the current expected behavior. Fetch needs to open a second connection to duplicate files. However, Fetch tries hard to not open extra windows, so if you duplicate a file and it sees a window already open to the same server, it will reuse that window (resulting in a change in directory) instead of opening a new window.

    Would you prefer it opened a new window instead of resuing an existing one? (We're aware that neither of those options are optimal, and hope to improve file duplication behavior at some point in the future.)

    Meanwhile, again, the Back button should take you back to where you were before it switched directories to duplicate the file (or you can choose the directory from the Recent folders pop-up menu). Sorry not to have a better solution for you immediately.

    Thanks again for the feedback,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • FritzLaurel Member

    Yeah, I think I'd rather it open its own window than change one of mine.

    Could it open a hidden window and then close it when it's done?

    Thanks much!
    FL

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • FritzLaurel Member

    Okay, I think I found something.

    After using Fetch for a couple of hours tonight, it reverted back to something similar its previous behavior, perhaps different.

    I have two windows open, both on the same server. One window points to my Dev directory, the other to the live directory. I have files opened from Dev in TextWrangler. Saving changes forces the window pointing to the live dir to switch to the dev dir.

    It was working fine earlier and I'm not sure what the inciting event was. I've been opening files from each window and making changes all night and I didn't notice until now that my dev changes were affecting the live window.

    I'll let you know more when I can pin something down.

    Also, would it be possible to list the current directory's path somewhere where I can glance at it? The path drop-down menu is useful, but it requires a click.

    Thanks much!
    FL

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Originally posted by FritzLaurel:

    Yeah, I think I'd rather it open its own window than change one of mine.

    Could it open a hidden window and then close it when it's done?
    FL

    Thanks for the feedback, Fitz, we'll keep it in mind. We can't promise you'll see a change in this behavior for Fetch 5.1 final, though.

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Originally posted by FritzLaurel:

    It was working fine earlier and I'm not sure what the inciting event was. I've been opening files from each window and making changes all night and I didn't notice until now that my dev changes were affecting the live window.

    I'll let you know more when I can pin something down.

    Okay, thanks. We know of no reason it should stop working after a period of time.

    Also, would it be possible to list the current directory's path somewhere where I can glance at it? The path drop-down menu is useful, but it requires a click.
    FL

    We've had a couple other users make the same request. It's on our "think about" list. You can also see the full path by command-clicking on the title in the titlebar, and by getting info on an item - I know those require clicking as well, but I just mention them in case they're helpful to you.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 8 years ago #

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