Get rid of the modal windows between connections!

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ericjs
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Get rid of the modal windows between connections!

When you are connected you have the main window. Before you are connected or between connections you have the connection manager, or some dialog indicating you have lost your connection. Both of these are modal windows and keep you from being able to minimize the main application window.

This has been driving me crazy for years. There is no reason you should only be able to minimize this application when there is an active connection. The application UI doesn't need to work this way and this is arguably bad UI design. Compare with the way Filezilla works.

Here's a use case: I'm connected to a SFTP site at work. At the end of the day, I sleep my laptop and take it home. At home I connect to a different wireless network, and use the laptop there, but will not get back to what I was using SFTP for until tomorrow at work again. I've lost the SFTP connection of course, but I can't minimize the damn window. I can just close the whole thing, but I shouldn't have to, and I'd like to begin exactly where I left off, with the same folders in the local and remote panes, the history of commands, the history of paths in the drop down boxes, etc.

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Re: Get rid of the modal windows between connections!

ericjs wrote:

I can just close the whole thing, but I shouldn't have to, and I'd like to begin exactly where I left off, with the same folders in the local and remote panes, the history of commands, the history of paths in the drop down boxes, etc.
I understand your concern. There are plans to change this. On the other hand, WinSCP is able to save all the settings you mention above.
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ericjs
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Re: Get rid of the modal windows between connections!

martin wrote:

There are plans to change this.

I'm glad to hear that!

Also, kudos for a number of other UI improvements I noticed last time I upgraded (from 3.8), like the Load button becoming Edit.

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Re: Get rid of the modal windows between connections!

martin wrote:

There are plans to change this.
Excellent. :)

It's the only thing that keeps me going back to other clients...

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