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0000513KdenliveUser Interfacepublic2008-12-23 00:102010-08-03 22:51
Assigned Tottill 
Platform32 bit intel and alikeOSKubuntu LinuxOS Version8.04
Product VersionRecent git 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0000513: Razor/cut/scissor tool(s)? We should settle on one name.
DescriptionHi all

I believe Cinephiliac pointed this out somewhere, but I can't find the issue, and I think it deserves its own.

We need to figure out what to call the tool that currently has a scissor for its icon.

There are two tools, actually (I just had an epiphany, btw - never knew).

a) the "freehand" "razor tool", (Tool|razor or the icon in the lower right corner).
b) the "timeline" "cut clip" action (Timeline|cut clip).

a) Is "cursor" oriented, will cut/razor a clip at the cursor position (if a clip is present, it does not have to be selected).
b) Uses the yellow marker to make the cut, on an already selected clip.

Both tools use the same icon (a scissor). The operation is essentially the same, only differing in how the point is choosen.

However, they are referred to differently. The freehand tool is called a "razor" tool, while the timeline action is called "cut clip". I think this is confusing.

I think we should stick with razor, and get a razor icon. Didn't kdenlive 0.5 have such an icon? And, the timeline action could be "razor clip".

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reinhard (reporter)
2008-12-23 11:17

I personally don't like it to be called as "cut" since we no longer cut film stripes into pieces ;)
My suggestion would be to call such actions as "divide".

So finally we could have:
a) the "freehand" "divide tool"
b) the "timeline" "divide clip" action

But, since I'm not a native english speaker, this are just my 2 cents...
madsdyd (administrator)
2009-03-08 16:11

Maybe "split" would be even better?

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2008-12-23 00:10 madsdyd New Issue
2008-12-23 00:10 madsdyd Build/Install Method => Not Applicable
2008-12-23 11:17 reinhard Note Added: 0001912
2009-03-08 16:11 madsdyd Note Added: 0002520
2010-08-03 22:51 ttill Assigned To => ttill
2010-08-03 22:51 ttill Status new => assigned

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