Ticket #376 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Context Menu - Add as schedule

Reported by: jackjack Owned by: Joel
Priority: minor Milestone: Eraser 6.1/6.2
Component: User Interface (UX) Version:
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Could you look at adding a new context menu item, to add selected files or directories to a new scheduled task.

This would allow for a second and hopefully quicker way to add scheduled tasks as you discover files / directories that need erasing on a regular basis.


#376Context Menu - Add as scheduleEraser 6.1/6.2

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#376Context Menu - Add as scheduleEraser 6.1/6.2

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Joel

  • Priority changed from major to minor
  • Milestone set to Eraser 6.1/6.2

Maybe a better approach is to allow dropping of task items into the Edit Task dialog. What do you think?

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by jackjack

I would be inclined to opt for the context menu route, I find drag and drop to be a little cumbersome as you either have to resize windows to allow a clean drag and drop or wait for windows to take focus as you drag. With the context menu it's at most 3 clicks away.

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by Joel

  • Status changed from new to pending

Wait, add a new task? You just need to right-click > Eraser > Erase, then under Options change the schedule to Run Immediately (or recurring/whatever)

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by trac-robot

  • Status changed from pending to closed

This ticket was closed automatically by the system. It was previously set to a Pending status and hasn't been updated within 14 days.

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by jackjack


It would be nice to have the option to not have to erase the selected file / directory just to add as a scheduled task. For example I have an item that I need now but want to quickly set up a scheduled task to erase later.

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by jackjack

  • Status changed from closed to reopened

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by Joel

Could you propose a workflow for this? i.e. a list of steps the user will take to do what you want. Hopefully I can comprehend what you want to do better.

comment:8 Changed 3 years ago by Joel

  • Owner set to Joel
  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Eraser 6.2 currently lets you edit tasks before erasure, so tasks may not run immediately. I think that should cover this use case.

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