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Tools with no settings pollute the 'redo' panel
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Description

Issue Description:
Some tools have no settings. That’s ok, but it’s meaningless to have a popup appear with no settings. This only confuses the user, it looks like the tool should have settings, but there are none.

Proposed Solution:
Redo-panel should not appear whan a tool is used with no user-settings

List of tools with this issue

Object Mode

  • Shade Flat/Smooth
  • Insert Keyframe
  • Clear Object Paths
  • Join Objects'
  • Select/Deselect All
  • ect..

Edit Mode

  • Reset UV Mapping
  • Mark/Clear Seam
  • Mark/Clear Sharp
  • Select/Deselect All
  • etc...

Pose Mode

  • Select/Deselect All
  • etc...

Event Timeline

Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) lowered the priority of this task from 90 to Normal.Nov 14 2013, 3:24 PM

It's indeed confusing, though perhaps it's still nice to have some place where it shows the last executed tool even if there is nothing to edit. Just to see confirmed that you just did this action or what Repeat Last will repeat.

@Brecht Van Lommel (brecht) a History view, with the ability to change settings of operator in the history stack, would indeed be nice. It is something I think the Redo panel should evolve into at some point. But that's probably further down the road.

@Jonathan Williamson (carter2422): A better history stack is a nice project. Technically there's already a sort of history stack in the toolbar - you press the 'History...' button, but it's not that nice.

Though I don't quite see how it would be combined with the Tool Settings?

@William Reynish (billrey) I think that the Redo panel and History view should be combined. Such that it shows a list of the last used operators with the ability to toggle down each item to show their settings, including ability to change the settings of that operator and to repeat that operator.

Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) changed the task status from Unknown Status to Unknown Status.Mar 10 2016, 6:46 AM

No resolution or activity in over 3 months,
archiving, listed in the wiki.
Can re-open when we have time to handle this one.