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ntbone

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Recent Projects List

PostFri Sep 10, 2021 7:46 pm

I would like to see a recent projects lists when I first open Resolve as well as when I launch the project viewer.

I like to organize my projects into sub folders, but every time I open Resolve it takes me to the root folder forcing me to navigate to whatever project I worked on last.

Other video editors offer a recent project list in their software. In the case of Resolve it could provide a way to see the entire project list as a flat list sorted by date/time modified.
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Re: Recent Projects List

PostFri Sep 10, 2021 11:49 pm

+1
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Re: Recent Projects List

PostSat Sep 11, 2021 5:29 pm

Does this not suffice?

Preferences>User>UI Settings>Reload last working project when logging in
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Re: Recent Projects List

PostSat Sep 11, 2021 6:07 pm

Reloading the last working project isn't always desired. Perhaps I want to work on the second last project I worked on or something that I worked on recently that might be further down the list.

From an implementation stand point this feature is really viewing all projects, in a flat view regardless of folder, sorted by date last modified.
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Re: Recent Projects List

PostSun Sep 12, 2021 11:34 am

And regardless of database too, maybe.

I could see another (optional) pane at the top or side of the Project Manager. It would show the last 5 or X (configurable) projects opened on this system. It would have an extra column for "Database", allowing projects from different databases to appear in a single flat list. Other columns would be the same as usual. It would be sorted by Last Modified descending. Or Last Accessed descending, if that metadata is available.

I wouldn't think this would be too hard to implement. The data for which projects were opened most recently could be stored in a local config file - probably in the same place it currently stores the last project opened.

Not something that's important to me but it's a standard UI feature in most software and I can see it being valuable to people who jump between projects a lot.
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Re: Recent Projects List

PostSun Sep 12, 2021 1:58 pm

ntbone wrote:From an implementation stand point this feature is really viewing all projects, in a flat view regardless of folder, sorted by date last modified.
That kind of defeats the point of the folders, doesn't it? I mean, you can get there now by not using folders.
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Re: Recent Projects List

PostSun Sep 12, 2021 7:47 pm

ntbone wrote:From an implementation stand point this feature is really viewing all projects, in a flat view regardless of folder, sorted by date last modified.
Yeah, and there is tons of room next to the "Projects" word on top of the windows, to add a button or a clickable text like "Recent projects"

I use this function all the time with Photoshop to open my recent projects.
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Re: Recent Projects List

PostThu Sep 16, 2021 4:49 pm

+1
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Re: Recent Projects List

PostWed Oct 27, 2021 8:46 pm

+ 1 from me, I constantly try to reach a "recent" list but it seems it's not there - yet...

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Re: Recent Projects List

PostThu Oct 28, 2021 11:19 am

+1
Very useful for those who keep their projects organized in subfolders.
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Re: Recent Projects List

PostWed Nov 17, 2021 9:39 pm

+10

I recently switched over to using folders for my projects, which in itself is great, but an (optional) way to display the most recent projects - as is possible in almost every other software known to man - would be most welcome.
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