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xx Feature request: New sticky default title option
« Thread started on: Jul 27th, 2017, 03:26am »

Hello.

First and beforemost, thanks for creating and maintaining Stickies.

I would like to request a new default sticky title to be:
YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm
(for example: 2017-07-27 11:30).

What do you think?
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xx Re: Feature request: New sticky default title opti
« Reply #1 on: Jul 27th, 2017, 10:39am »

I know you're addressing Tom, but I want to chime in.

Presently we have no default title options, do we? I think it's a great idea. The current date and time, your idea, is a good option. Just the date and not the time is another good option.

List of possible default title options:
0. no title, which is the current default
1. creation date & time (your idea, olspookishmagus)
2. creation date only
3. creation time only
4. modified date & time
5. modified date only
6. modified time only
7. a string option (where the title can be specified to suit one's needs)

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xx Re: Feature request: New sticky default title opti
« Reply #2 on: Jul 31st, 2017, 01:24am »

on Jul 27th, 2017, 10:39am, Cynthia wrote:
I know you're addressing Tom, but I want to chime in.
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I wasn't specificaly and/or exclusively addressing Tom therefore you more than welcome and thank you.

on Jul 27th, 2017, 10:39am, Cynthia wrote:
Presently we have no default title options, do we?
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We do.
Here's a screenshot of the General tab of the Options (v9.0c).

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So I'm asking for a new option or even better the ability for one to setup his own custom title. Likewise fora are offering option to users to use their own custom PHP date format.
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 31st, 2017, 01:46am »

Wow, there it is, in the general tab of options. Something wrong with my eyesight perhaps!

So it would be easy for him to add in more options, I presume.

Concerning my idea about modified date and time options. It would require that the title changes once the sticky is edited; that would be require something new. And the string option ... that would be pretty cool too if he could figure it out.

Tom, where are you?!

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xx Re: Feature request: New sticky default title opti
« Reply #4 on: Aug 1st, 2017, 4:08pm »

Here I am!

The date format which Stickies uses is taken from Windows. Keeping everyone happy is always going to be difficult, but were I to impose what's normal for me (namely dd/mm/yyyy) then there will be plenty of people who are upset.

Actually now I look it up, it might be mostly the Americans:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Date_format_by_country

Hey there cousins over the pond, get with the rest of the world! That and Fahrenheit as well. Who uses that any more? Just you, Belize, The Bahamas and Cayman Islands smiley

Anyway, to try to keep everyone as happy as I can, Stickies get the date format from Windows, so are you able to alter it in Regional Settings and have it go right (you'll need to restart Stickies)?

You can set the title area to be other things, or have other things show up on a skin, by using a skin which shows that thing. I remember spending time working out all the things which could change a sticky content, and making sure each of them updated a "last modified" skin element.

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xx Re: Feature request: New sticky default title opti
« Reply #5 on: Aug 2nd, 2017, 03:06am »

xkcd: ISO 8601

Plus the way I propose adds to that and makes everything perfectly sortable, namely:

Code:
$ date +%Y%m%d_%H%M%S
20170802_110336 


But... enough.
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« Reply #6 on: Aug 2nd, 2017, 11:56am »

Taken from Windows; thanks for explaining, Tom. In control panel I found regional and language settings which allows for various formats for date and time. I changed the short date format to yyyy-MM-dd. It's also possible to change the short time format. Anyway, it works. With the option chosen for the title to be the date, today my new sticky title is
2017-08-02 11:18 AM

In Windows, do date and time go hand in hand? I couldn't see a way to have one without the other, but probably there is a way. I get your meaning about using skin elements - e.g., modified date and custom strings - at the tops of skins in the place of titles.

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