Select say an image in the database and bring up the Info window. Now select the title and cut it. Type in a new title and press enter, tab, return, whatever. Note that the title on the item in the database doesn’t change but the new title remains in the Info pane. Now select another item in the database. The previous item still displays it’s original name. Now select the original item again and the original title is back in the title field. Ooopsie!
Another issue is the following. If I have the Info window open and I’ve been say, typing in it, and I click on a another item in the database I have to click twice to get the item selected. The first click makes the database window the active one. This means two clicks every time I want to select a new item in the database and as I’m using the Info window a lot for entering comments this is really slowing me down. I know original Apple UI worked this way but nowadays applications normally use Keep clicks or whatever it’s called so that clicking on an item in a window not only activates the window but the click also activates the item clicked on.
Is there any possibility of displaying the Info window as a panel at the bottom of the database window rather than a separate free-floating window. This would really make life easier for me…
One can always submit bugs by following the ‘Support’ link in DT’s Help menu.
As to the issue reported, I don’t see this myself. If I change a document’s name in the Info pane from the Three Pane view, the change is reflected immediately in the database view. In what view setting are you seeing this?
This won’t work as it multiple selects the items. In any case I maintain that it should not be necessary to use a modified click to do this. A single standard click should select the element clicked on especially when the front window is a floating panel like the Info window. This is standard practice in most other applications I use.
I just tried it in icon view and it does select multiple items. In the three pane view, it does not. Regardless of one’s preference for how a click should behave, at a minimum I would expect that it should function consistently across the various views.
I have DT set to open nothing on launch. I then go to File>Open Recent and select the file I want to use. The progress bar for ‘Initialising & verifying’ the database appears but the window for the database does not open. I have to choose the database a second time from the Open Recent menu! Even if I already have another database open when I choose a database from the Open Recent menu the window doesn’t open until I choose it a second time. Note that double-clicking on the database in the Recent Databases section of the sidebar doesn’t seem to suffer from this problem.