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Re: [platform-ui-dev] A very minor usability issue

Bob Foster wrote:

> Yes, of course. This is a FAQ. Who can fathom why
> there is no File Open 
> command? It seems as obvious as daylight to those
> who have used non-IBM 
> IDEs, but that's an ingrown culture for you.

Here's the gap: To open a file Eclipse did not spawn,
one must copy files (with the correct project-specific
extensions) into ones project's folder. Then one must
use the Resource view, raise the Context Menu (the
"right" mouse button), and click Refresh.

Only an advanced programmer could stumble across this
particular scenario, going purely from "open a file".
But it requires knowing how programmers typically use
folders (one per project module, and only for that
module). So opening a pre-existing file does indeed
require an ingrown culture.


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