Undoing the removal of a stack. It’s now 100% consistent for me.
Say I have two stacks on the page. I delete one. Preview. Then delete the other.
I then click edit in the main menu and the option says “undo remove”. So I click it and the last removed stack comes back. I then click edit again and instead of again saying “undo remove” it now says “undo typing” or similar. But I’ve not changed any typing (or whatever) to undo. If I click it, RW crashes.
I get the same no matter what I’m trying to undo.
At the moment I’ve no undo feature, which is not good :-(
i totally believe you. i’m pretty sure i know where this bug is – but i need a couple more details to know for sure.
you say that the Edit menu says “Undo Typing” – what this means is that at some point there was some typing happening – some text-edit view popped up. it’s tough to get the “Undo Typing” to happen if you didn’t pop up the edit view.
i think that’s where the bug is – when you’re done with text-editing in stacks it ** should ** gang up all your text-edits into one-nice “Undo Typing” – but I think in some circumstances when it “gangs up” the text-editing – it’s either gathering too many actions or not enough of them.
knowing what you did right before and right after the text editing is probably the important bit.
or better yet, do this: when detailing steps like you did above (thank you thank you thank you – that’s awesome info) it’s best if the first step is:
I open an new stacks page
because that’s probably what I’m going to try first.
if I start with that step and then do your procedure above – it’s seems to work ok – and it never says “Undo Typing” – unless I deviate from your procedure and add some text editing.
That doesn’t mean I’m going to throw away this info. I’ll still use it. And I’ll go hunting for bugs in that area – I think there maybe be more than one (sorry! my bad. i want it to get better too. i didn’t mean to get sick for 3 months – but i’m back on the job now – things will improve, i promise)
But if you can provide more detailed info about how you got stacks into that state that makes it behave that way – then i can definitely find and fix that specific bug – and even let you know that it’s fixed afterwards.
Thanks again for the bug hunting, super great info. 😃
I installed RW8 and F6 at the same time about a month ago. Never had a problem with undo before that, maybe once in blue moon. Since then my undo (I use command+z) it crashes pretty much all the time, never on first stroke but usually on 2nd or up to 5.
When fixing a bug I have to make the bug happen again and again:
to understand it
then to fix it
finally to make sure the bug is gone
If you can help me make the bug happen – or even get me close – I can fix it.
So here is what I need in a single sentence:
Find the simplest way to reliably reproduce the bug.
That’s it. That’s the whole deal.
But you have to do ALL THREE of those things:
simple – THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT and totally mandatory
if you can do it 1 less keystroke or click – you should
if you can do it without installing an add-on – you should
if you can do it starting from a blank file – you should
the minimum setup and minimum procedure.
reliable – this is pretty important
make it happen every single time.
if it’s an intermittent bug – make it happen often.
if it only happened once and you can’t make it happen again – document the hell out of what happened
the bug – nice to have but i’ll take it even if the bug is hard to spot
make it so it’s really obvious what the software is doing wrong
make it the first thing on the first page in bright red text if you can
i **** need **** you to do #1.
without simplifying the bug, i’m likely never to be able to reproduce it myself. if i can’t reproduce it, it won’t get fixed.
Sadly impossible. It’s at best an intermittent problem, so impossible for me to give you instructions to reliable duplicate it. As with the other day, I can nail it down, right down, when it decides to happen: The other day I was able to 100% replicate it, for a given period of time. Then, as Verbal Kint said, when describing his alter-ego… Poof… It’s gone!
No bother. All today it’s been fine, but I’m back working on the same project as yesterday in a few days (interesting to see if it’s project related), if/when it starts I’ll record everything for you and send it all over.