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Fetch 5.8: some requests (14 posts)

  • Started 7 months ago by jdaw1
  • Latest reply 1 month ago from jdaw1
  • jdaw1 Member

    hello. I’ve just started on Version 5.8 (5K1127, Web Store), and have some requests that I believe simple.

    • My tasks are simple: just moving files to my simple website (www.jdawiseman.com, if you care). So I don’t ever need the log window. Please could there be a setting “Show log window at startup”, which I could then uncheck?

    • The text showing how much has been uploaded is messy if it is shorter than previous text. It doesn’t properly clean away the previous text. Small screen grab at http://www.jdawiseman.com/2019/20191210_Fetch_messy_text.png

    • The icon showing how much is done is very small. Please could there be a much stronger visual sense of whether doing or finished? Perhaps, change the whole colour scheme from light grey to dark grey, or even to a pale green. Anything that makes a glimpse enough to know whether done.

    • It used to be that the icon shown by command-tab showed whether doing or done, and if doing, what proportion done. Please could that excellent detail be retained?

    Thank you.

    Edited 7 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi jdaw1,

    Thanks for that feedback. Responding to your specific comments:

    * It is a bug that the Fetch Transcript window is opened when you start Fetch by opening a shortcut. I will try to fix that.

    * The messy text is also a bug that I will try to fix.

    * I will see if there is an easy way to have a larger progress indicator.

    * I would like to bring back the progress indicator in the Fetch icon that appears in the Dock and in the Command-Tab app switcher, but I don't know when I will be able to do that.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 months ago #

  • jdaw1 Member

    Thank you.

    If the on-window doing/not-doing is really clear (such as colour scheme = pale green ⇒ doing; colour scheme = grey ⇒ done) then the command-tab thing less important.

    If you want to send me a simple draft of colour scheme business, or want me to do that for you, do contact me.
    http://www.jdawiseman.com/author.html

    Posted 7 months ago #

  • jdaw1 Member

    Bump!

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks again for the feedback. My progress on Fetch has been slow lately, but I'm still working on my long to-do list for future versions.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • jdaw1 Member

    Just noticed another problem with imperfectly rendered text. Image at
    http://www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200311_Fetch_messy_text.png

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for that screenshot. What version of macOS are you running?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • jdaw1 Member

    Sorry, slow reply: macOS High Sierra, 10.13.6.

    Posted 3 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for that information.

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 months ago #

  • jdaw1 Member

    Every use of new Fetch entails my closing the log window. Please allow a repeat of the earlier request that the preference about no-log-window apply even when starting Fetch by opening a shortcut. Thank you.

    Posted 2 months ago #

  • jdaw1 Member

    Bonus request. If the expected time to finish is more than, say, three minutes, please could it show the expected time of finish? Thank you.

    Posted 2 months ago #

  • jdaw1 Member

    FYI, 5.8.1 wouldn’t install from 5.8’s install dialog. So downloaded afresh. (High Sierra 10.13.6.)

    Also, 5.8.1 (5K1217) didn’t touch the above. E.g., http://www.jdawiseman.com/2020/20200601_Fetch_messy_text.png

    Edited 1 month ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    Thanks for that update. I'm sorry about the messy text problem. I think it only affects macOS 10.13 High Sierra, so until it's fixed I would recommend running Fetch 5.7.7 on 10.13.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 1 month ago #

  • jdaw1 Member

    I’ve reverted to 5.7.7, which has also fixed a just-started problem about uploads failing to complete.

    If there should be a security reason to abandon 5.7.7, please say so here.

    Thank you.

    Posted 1 month ago #

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