Bug 94975 - Add a button (or editable name widget) to make device sink/source renaming easier to discover
Summary: Add a button (or editable name widget) to make device sink/source renaming ea...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: PulseAudio
Classification: Unclassified
Component: pavucontrol (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: pulseaudio-bugs
QA Contact: pulseaudio-bugs
: 93487 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-04-16 23:12 UTC by Jean-François Fortin Tam
Modified: 2016-04-23 15:08 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Jean-François Fortin Tam 2016-04-16 23:12:00 UTC
Renaming devices is a very very cool feature that is undiscoverable right now; I stumbled upon it completely by accident by right-clicking on a sink's "Profile" combobox, where a "Rename" popup menu appeared... which makes no sense given that I was not right-clicking on the sink/source name label, but on the profile combobox widget.

I believe it would be a thousand times easier to discover and use if there was a button for renaming, besides the existing buttons for "Mute", "Lock channels" and "Set as fallback".
Comment 1 Jean-François Fortin Tam 2016-04-16 23:14:29 UTC
Actually, the even nicer alternative would be to kill the rename dialog and popup menu for renaming, and just replace the sink/source label widgets with editable GTK Entry widgets. When "module-device-manager" is not loaded, that GtkEntry could be set to insensitive state with a tooltip containing the explanatory text regarding the need to load that module for the feature to be available.
Comment 2 Arun Raghavan 2016-04-18 05:36:13 UTC
The text entry widget might make it too easy to screw up. I don't know if we have a click-to-edit type button widget, but something like that might work, or maybe have it as a non-editable text entry with a little edit pencil icon to explicitly start editing.

That said, I'm not able actually see the rename context menu at all in Fedora 23. Anyone else seeing this problem?
Comment 3 Arun Raghavan 2016-04-18 05:37:29 UTC
nm the last, saw your comment about needing to right click on the combobox.
Comment 4 Jean-François Fortin Tam 2016-04-23 15:08:38 UTC
*** Bug 93487 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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