Withdrawn: Proposal Rename "Snap To"

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Peter 20Apr13: ToDo-2 Ready for editorial review, merciless editing and voting.

The Problem

We have two different "Snap To " functions in Audacity

  1. Time format snapping - currently identified as "Snap To" in Audacity
  2. Location snapping - currently identified as "Snap-to Guides" in the 2.0.3 Manual, but renamed to "Boundary Snap Guides" in the 2.0.4 alpha Manual.

The revised nomenclature for the location snapping was introduced in the 2.0.4 Manual as an attempt to provide some differentiation, however there is still room in the Manual (and in the perceptions of users) for confusion between to two distinct types of snapping in Audacity.


Proposed Feature

Following discussions on the Manual email list Gale has proposed that we rename "Snap To" (the time format snapping) to "Time Snap".

Gale wrote: " ... any name change should be as unambiguous as possible."

Alternative nomenclature suggestions

Peter's original suggestion was "Align With".

  • I now withdraw that as I believe any changed nomenclature should contain the word "Snap".

Steve suggested "Selection Snap" (and moving the snap to the right end of the Selection Toolbar).

  • Gale: -1


Developer/QA Backing

  • Peter: +1 for "Time Snap"
  • Gale: +1 for "Time Snap"
  • Steve
  • Ed


Use Cases

Not relevant.


Details

Making this change should involve only a simple rename of the display in the GUI and some straightforward update work in the Manual.

The tooltip would not need to be changed as the current text is equally relevant to any changed nomenclature.

GUI Examples

Steve's Selection Toolbar mockup

Steve's Selection Toolbar mockup.png


Previous Feature Requests relating to this proposal

None