When displaying the 'Open recent file' list, need to sort (alphabetize by filename) and show directories (via tooltip)
for each file in list. This will make it much easier to choose files.
Example demonstrating why showing directories would be helpful: when managing multiple projects, there are typically
multiple build.xml files of interest. The 'Open recent file' list provides no way to distinguish among them, leaving
the user only the guesswork choice of opening each, or else using another way to locate the desired build.xml file.
Possible alternative for build.xml files: display build.xml file's description in tooltip rather than directory.
Reassigning to "utilities" for evaluation.
(In reply to comment #0)
> When displaying the 'Open recent file' list, need to sort (alphabetize by
> filename) and show directories (via tooltip)
> for each file in list. This will make it much easier to choose files.
Showing file paths in tooltips seems reasonable.
I think that we should not sort the files alphabetically, as they are sorted by date of addition to the list.
> Possible alternative for build.xml files: display build.xml file's description
> in tooltip rather than directory.
It would probably cause some performance problems (loading file contents or some extra data when displaying the menu).
Thank you for reporting.
Integrated into 'main-golden', will be available in build *201301300001* on http://bits.netbeans.org/dev/nightly/ (upload may still be in progress)
User: Jaroslav Havlin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Log: #126003: Show path of a Recent File item in tooltip