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Feature request : Stacked Diff view

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  • Feature request : Stacked Diff view

    For large diffs (especially those with small scattered changes) it's much easier to scan the raw diff output in a text editor than it is to open 10s or 100s of tabs in BC.

    The workflow isn't great however, if a change needs closer inspection, I have to find it in p4 and fire up a "real" diff.

    What I'd love to see is a way to take the contents of each tab and stack them in a single view. It would be awesome to be able to scan like a diff and still dive in and edit/expand context interactively. I have attached a bad mockup of the layout. It's not quite right of course, I'd imagine all views would in fact share a single scrollbar, but you get the idea.


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    Would your diff files be within a specific folder structure? We don't have a stacked view like this, but we do have a Next Diff Files command. This is used in the Folder Compare, after it runs the comparison you double click and view a diff file. After reviewing the differences (Next Diff: Ctrl+N), you will see a prompt to hit Ctrl+M for Next Diff Files, which takes you to the next different files in the parent folder compare.
    Aaron P Scooter Software