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This is about the 5th time I've tried to do something that should seem "obvious" to me, and it didn't happen, so I thought I'd mention it.

Articles have properties, yet with the right click menu, there's no choice for properties. It seems counter-intuitive to me (when not thinking about it explicitly) that I should need to edit the article to get at its properties. (And of course, being a keyboard junkie, I'm not actually using right click, but rather Ctrl+Enter).

I realize that changing a UI that's already deployed is probably also a bad thing, so I'm not sure what the right thing is here. :)

Brad Wilson
Saturday, January 5, 2002

That rang a bell for me.  I've got a bunch of articles, more than 50, and I need to make sure I have the correct keywords in each one.  It's a big pain to open each one individually.

I got part of the way with a "URL map" page here:  (I documented the script in the sidebar.)

That helped some.  But I'd like to see which template each article uses.  So, I need a CityDesk Placeholder named "{$template_name$}."

Any suggestions?

Saturday, January 5, 2002

I'll add those both to the wishlist.

Joel Spolsky
Saturday, January 5, 2002

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