Hotkeys in "Show log" dialog for navigating back / forward
By davide.by.z... on October 06, 2013 05:57 (imported from Google Code)
What steps will reproduce the problem?
- Follow a commit hash hyperlink in a commit's log message.
- Realize you want to go back to the commit you were viewing before, that had the hyperlink.
- Realize that there's no way to do it. You have to manually find it again.
What is the expected output? What do you see instead?
I would expect Alt+Left to go back to the previous commit viewed, and continue to do so on subsequent keypresses, going back through the commits in the reverse order in which they had been viewed. Any means of visiting commits would add to the history that Alt+Left would navigate backwards through, including the Up and Down keys, clicking on commits, following commit hash hyperlinks, using Ctrl+F Find, using the up and down arrows in the upper-right corner of "Show log", and any other method there might be.
I would also have a mild expectation of Alt+Right working as a "forward" hotkey, whose forward-history would be erased the moment I navigated to a commit by any means other than using the Back feature.
What version of TortoiseGit and msysgit are you using? On
what operating system?
TortoiseGit 220.127.116.11 64-bit, git 1.8.0.msysgit.0, and Windows XP Pro SP2 64-bit.
Please provide any additional information below.
One possible way in which this could be implemented is:
- Add another entry to the "Author Email" drop-down list, called "Navigation history" or something like that.
- Assign Alt+Left and Alt+Right as hotkeys for the up arrow and down arrow in the upper-right corner of the "Show log" dialog, which, if I'm not mistaken, currently have no hotkeys attacked to them (and should have).