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Bug 90150 - [Study][DB-17] Hard to find how to modify watch expression
[Study][DB-17] Hard to find how to modify watch expression
Product: debugger
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code
All All
: P3 (vote)
: 6.x
Assigned To: Martin Entlicher
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-11-28 09:09 UTC by jrojcek
Modified: 2010-04-29 09:31 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT


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Description jrojcek 2006-11-28 09:09:56 UTC
Two participants used the contextual menu to modify Watch expression, but it took them quite while to 
click the "Properties" menu item. One of them said "I would expect 'Edit...' item".

Two out of three participants who wanted to modify watches encountered this problem.

Consider using "Edit..." item instead of "Properties". Take a look at the other debugger windows (Variables, 
Call Stack, Breakpoints, etc.) to keep consistency between them if it makes sense.
Comment 1 Martin Entlicher 2007-01-11 11:00:58 UTC
Yes, this is a usability problem, which I've heard several times. IMHO the best
would be to have an in-place editing of the expressions in Watches window.
Comment 2 Martin Entlicher 2007-05-17 16:38:03 UTC
This problem will be solved by fixing issue #90135 IMHO.
Also, there's "Customize" when Java debugger is running, but "Properties"
otherwise. This should be made the same, I like the "Customize" more.
When a debugger session is not running, then double-click invokes the
customizer. But not when Java debugger session is running. Again, this will help
to improve the usability.
Comment 3 Martin Entlicher 2007-05-17 17:53:22 UTC
See also issue #98077.

Properties were renamed to Customize, it's also set to be the default action, so
that it can be edit upon a double-click.

new revision: 1.10; previous revision: 1.9

new revision: 1.9; previous revision: 1.8

The in-place editing will be fixed as a part of issue #37757.
Comment 4 Quality Engineering 2010-04-29 09:31:13 UTC
Verified ... and Closing all issues resolved into NetBeans 6.7 and earlier.

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