[tomboy-list] Annoying auto-links
pcutler at gnome.org
Fri May 14 05:39:01 PDT 2010
On Fri, 2010-05-14 at 06:58 +0100, RZ wrote:
> I'm new to this newsgroup and not sure if the subject has already be debated, apologies if it has. Surely it must have been, according to the so many forum complaints around (especially ubuntuforums).
> Tomboy is a great useful app but it's really a pain to sustain those useless annoying auto-links that appear everywhere just where you don't need them at all.
> Is it a bug? or have the tomboy developers decided to punish all of us humble tomboy users who like the software and use it daily?
> The contents of the notes is often reflected in the title. Notes of similar issue have lots of auto-links. When a title change it totally messes up all the other notes. When you put some slashes somehere, it automatically becomes a link ...that links nowhere in most cases.
> Will we have a chance to see this deplorable and disastrous feature disappear in a near future? or at least make it optional, just for those masochists who would still like to use it.
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First, note linking is a major feature of Tomboy and there are no plans
to remove or disable this feature.
Second, have you tried changing your preferences in Tomboy for when you
rename the title of a note? (Editing tab in Preferences: "When renaming
a linked note".) Tomboy has the ability to automatically rename links.
Third, doing a quick search in Bugzilla, I don't see any open feature
enhancement requests to change this behavior. I see some bugs, but as
far as I can see, not one user has asked to make this "deplorable and
disastrous feature disappear". Please feel free to file a request at
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/browse.cgi?product=Tomboy but please
understand if this isn't addressed in the near future as the major focus
of the development community right now is launching Tomboy Online.
Tomboy is free software and you are welcome to help improve it as well.
Lastly: I frankly find the tone and your choice of words insulting.
There are a number of more positive ways you could have asked a simple
question about disabling the note linking feature rather than the way
you chose too. In the future, please have some respect for the
developers and community members who help support Tomboy by volunteering
in their free time.
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