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Bug 787433 - Please add shortcut editor, Open externally
Please add shortcut editor, Open externally
Product: meld
Classification: Other
Component: dirdiff
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: meld-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-09-08 09:56 UTC by Massimo B.
Modified: 2017-12-13 19:28 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Massimo B. 2017-09-08 09:56:06 UTC
I often need meld to diff folder trees of snapshotted subvolumes trees with the current subvolume, there I deal with many different types like JPG, PDF or other media files. Most often I need "Open externally", currently only available from context menu or double click.

Please add a shortcut editor to use most of the already existing functions via shortcut.

OT: Some day I would like to have some preview at least for pictures, not sure if that is beyond the scope of meld.
Comment 1 André Klapper 2017-09-08 14:31:59 UTC
> Please add a shortcut editor

This will not happen on a Meld level. This would have to happen on a global level to not reinvent the wheel.
Comment 2 Kai Willadsen 2017-09-09 21:24:43 UTC
(In reply to Massimo B. from comment #0)
> OT: Some day I would like to have some preview at least for pictures, not
> sure if that is beyond the scope of meld.

It's probably within scope (see bug 642948) but no one has picked it up yet.
Comment 3 Massimo B. 2017-09-11 05:33:59 UTC
Having a preview would only be a benefit to have a synced view when browsing the diff. However some quick access to "Open externally" would already be a big benefit. I have to correct my first comment: Double click doesn't work, there is only the context menu to open externally.

Having geeqie as viewer that is not even closing the instance, every new "Open" uses the running instance which is very handy on multiple screens.

So the quickest change for this would be to support the "Return" button as "open externally".
Comment 4 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2017-12-13 19:28:29 UTC
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