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Minor UI: Outliner - 'Display Mode' Dropdown - Change 'Sequence' to 'Video Sequencer' and amends the tooltip to 'Display Video Sequencer data-blocks'
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Authored by Adrian Newton (TFS) on Wed, May 13, 11:42 AM.

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Current Ouliner 'Display Mode' Drop Down shows

Scenes
View Layer
Sequence
Blender File
Data API
Orphan Data

Change to:

Scenes
View Layer
Video Sequencer
Blender File
Data API
Orphan Data

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Adrian Newton (TFS) requested review of this revision.Wed, May 13, 11:42 AM
Adrian Newton (TFS) created this revision.

I think this makes sense, but I'll leave this up to Pablo and/or William.

source/blender/makesrna/intern/rna_space.c
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I'm never quite sure when it comes to tooltips, but I think the description should use title case too ("Video Sequencer").

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Wed, May 13, 1:53 PM

Video Sequencer is the editor and a Sequence is the content of it. Since the Outliner shows the Video Editor content, I think it is correct to call that mode Sequence.

I find "Sequence" to be a very odd term for this. It's like saying "Object" for the 3D View contents. Maybe "Video Editing", "Video Sequences" or more general, "Media Sequences" are better terms.

Actually, I'm a bit confused about terminology here. In my mind I equated strips and sequences, because IIRC in code, these are data-structures that are closely tied together. I think there's a sequence for each strip even.
Do we really use the term "Sequence" to refer to the entire edit of strips? On a quick search in the manual, I didn't see any such usages. I still think the term we end up using for the Outliner should make clear that it relates to the VSE, there are plenty of other things the term "Sequence" could refer to.

I was wondering about Title Case, but maybe this needs to be an additional guidance specific to tooltips?

Title Case for Workspaces, Editors and the like, and references to specific variables enclosed in ' ' ?

for example

Post Processing / Pipepline = Compositor tooltip

Process the render through the Compositor pipeline, if Compositor 'Use Nodes' is enabled.

Actually, I'm a bit confused about terminology here. In my mind I equated strips and sequences, because IIRC in code, these are data-structures that are closely tied together. I think there's a sequence for each strip even.
Do we really use the term "Sequence" to refer to the entire edit of strips? On a quick search in the manual, I didn't see any such usages. I still think the term we end up using for the Outliner should make clear that it relates to the VSE, there are plenty of other things the term "Sequence" could refer to.

It's the code that needs a cleanup. A sequence in the code should (also) be referring to all of the edited strips in the current scene. Using sequence as a synonym for a strip is making a mess out of things.