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DFH Status bar - total number of differences? 2017-12-16 14:30:42
Suggestion for a very useful enhancement to the status bar.

Add the following:
- Total number of differences
- Total number of different lines



Anders Re: Status bar - total number of differences? 2017-12-17 14:02:46
Admin:
You can already see the amount of total diffs in the title bar, did you miss this?

DFH Re: Status bar - total number of differences? 2017-12-18 20:48:36
Yes - because nobody looks at a title bar for status information!

Some programs might add an asterisk if the file being displayed has been modified.

But the title bar is typically dark background, and therefore hardly suitable as a place to display useful information.

Moreover, only the number of differences is shown.

As I wrote earlier, it would help to include the number of lines that are different.

Anders Re: Status bar - total number of differences? 2017-12-18 20:56:53
Admin:
Yeah having it in the title bar is little bit secret, I'll look into adding more info to the status bar.

Anders Re: Status bar - total number of differences? 2017-12-19 06:50:47
Admin:
I remember the reasoning of that now, since it is information not unique for the left or right text pane we didn't want to put it in the status bar for one/both of those texts.

DFH Re: Status bar - total number of differences? 2017-12-19 10:15:53
How about putting it in the status bar just under the grey "splitter" between left and right files?

The splitter width is adjustable in Preferences.

You could even have a tickbox to include the differences total under it, with automatic width adjustment.

Is the splitter area used for anything at all ?

I currently set its width to 60 pixels.

Anders Re: Status bar - total number of differences? 2017-12-19 20:51:13
Admin:
The splitter width controls the splitter between the files which is used for rendering the lines connecting the edits, making it to narrow makes it hard to follow the lines. However the area under the splitter in the status bar is not used for anything but it is probably too narrow to show the diffs and I'd rather not auto expand it. Under the thumb view might be a better place.