Repo browser hidden by default

Description

Today I noticed the repository browser is invisible by default.
I had to enable it first via Tools --> Show repository.

Perhaps it is better to show it by default.

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Paul Meems
November 23, 2015, 7:56 AM

Yes I mean in the first run.
Yesterday I started MW5 using the latest source code and the repo browser was not visible. I needed to look for it in the menus and enable it.
This will be confusing for users that will upgrade from a previous version of MW5.

Because I enabled it yesterday it is enabled when I start MW5 today.

Sergei Leschinsky
November 23, 2015, 8:00 AM

To be certain what happens on the first run you should remove / rename dockstate* files in the config\Toolbars folders. The folder can be opened from Settings dialog, bottom left corner. As I said unless I'm missing something it appears that repository is visible on the first run when no previous dockstate is saved.

Paul Meems
November 23, 2015, 8:36 AM

Is this something I should add to the installer: removing existing dockstate files?

Sergei Leschinsky
November 23, 2015, 8:43 AM

Well, it has both benefits and drawbacks. New release may have new dock panels added, which won't be visible by default because the old dock state is loaded. On the other hand it may be annoying when your custom layout is reset on each update. Perhaps it's not very critical and can be left as it is for now.

Paul Meems
November 23, 2015, 8:55 AM
Edited

Until we have a better workflow for updating settings I'll close this issue.

Assignee

Sergei Leschinsky

Reporter

Paul Meems

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