[UI] [Editing] Hate how F5 works -- wish I could control it ...

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[UI] [Editing] Hate how F5 works -- wish I could control it ...

Postby Hef_WannaBe » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:46 am

Big fan of CintaNotes here, but I dislike this feature and really think it kindof needs to be revised.

Okay, I don't like how when I hit F5, it gives the date in the format that THE DEVELOPER WANTED.

I want it to look like this ... {03-27-2019 (Wed) @ 4:59am}

That is how we have to have things in our organization. So, be nice to hit F5 then it create it
with Day and Time in format that is mandated. I can't use how DEVELOPER set it up.

Why not have a screen to let us shape how the Date on F5 is formatted. Very simple, and
I think that lot of people would like it to be editable.

That rewrite / revision should be quick and easy.
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Re: [UI] [Editing] Hate how F5 works -- wish I could control it ...

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:09 pm

Actually the format is taken from YOUR Windows OS settings. You can configure it in the Control Panel.
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Re: [UI] [Editing] Hate how F5 works -- wish I could control it ...

Postby Hef_WannaBe » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:08 am

Okay, Alex, I actually researching this and found the settings in Windows. What it looks like
you are doing is concatenating the short date and the short time. What if I don't want it
like that?

What is so hard about having a window that have an option button where you select:
> Windows date & time format
> or Specify your own below
[ text box ]

Sample OUtput: [ textbox] {Test Button}

Then, POOF -- problem solved. Then, I don't have to change my Windows formatting
characteristics. I might just want to apply it to CintaNotes and to nothing else.
Everything else is configured how I like it and works fine -- just CN is where the issue is.

From reading other commentaries, this is a feature that many other people would like too.
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Re: [UI] [Editing] Hate how F5 works -- wish I could control it ...

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:37 am

You say that many people need this. However, this suggestion on the roadmap:
https://roadmap.cintanotes.com/communit ... ime-format

was able to collect only 6 votes during 7 years. I'd say this speaks for itself.

>What is so hard about having a window that have an option button where you select:

I'll tell what is hard - maintaining it. Translations to 10+ languages, documentation, etc.

But in general, in this case I happen to agree that this feature will be useful.
If you really need it, I think it's possible to make another 4 people vote for it.
Feature that get 10+ votes are already legitimate candidates for the todo list.
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Re: [UI] [Editing] Hate how F5 works -- wish I could control it ...

Postby gunars » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:11 pm

CintaNotes Developer wrote:>What is so hard about having a window that have an option button where you select:

I'll tell what is hard - maintaining it. Translations to 10+ languages, documentation, etc.

To add to what Alex said, it's not just a question of translating and documenting a few labels. If you're going to put up a box for specifying the date format, you have to also validate that the input is legitimate, taking into account date format variations internationally. Right now, Windows control panel handles that for you. If not, be prepared to deal with things like 平成18年12月30日 for Japan, or Hebrew and Arabic that go from right to left. :o

Not that this can't be done and would be useful. I just wanted to point out that what may appear to be a trivial feature addition, may well entail deeper complications.

Meanwhile, I haven't used it myself, but something like AutoHotkey (https://www.autohotkey.com) (free, open source) can probably be configured to insert the dates in whatever format you need.

(btw, the first two characters of that Japanese date will change at the end of April, once Emperor Akihito abdicates the Chrysanthenum throne, ending the Heisei era - just saying :) )
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Re: [UI] [Editing] Hate how F5 works -- wish I could control it ...

Postby CintaNotes Developer » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:25 am

Very interesting about Japanese dates, Gunars, thanks!
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