VirtualBox

Ticket #17303 (new enhancement)

Opened 7 months ago

Last modified 7 months ago

No obvious way to exit snapshot "Properties" without changes

Reported by: jimav Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 5.2.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: all
Host type: Linux

Description

In vboxmanage, Snapshots view, if an existing snapshot is selected and then the "Properties" button is pressed, a large editable form appears. It has "Reset" and "Apply" buttons but they are grayed out if no changes have been made (as they should be).

The problem is, there is no apparent way to make the form go away without making any changes.

I suggest adding a "Cancel" button which closes the form without making changes (and discarding changes if entered). Most users will immediately understand it's function, since many dialogs in Linux and Open Office work that way (for example).

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 months ago by jimav

I see now that clicking "Properties" a second time *eventually* makes the properties form go away. But not until several seconds have elapsed.

Whatever vboxmanage is doing during this delay, it probably should not be doing in this case. There's no reason to check for conflicting changes by another process because no changes are being requested.

If you want to always refresh the snapshot list, first make the form disappear so the user knows something is happening, then query the VM etc.

I still think a "Cancel" button would be the best UI, since most common software systems work that way.

Last edited 7 months ago by jimav (previous) (diff)
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