PuTTY wish config-inheritance

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summary: Inheritance between saved sessions
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: tricky: Needs many tuits.
priority: medium: This should be fixed one day.

Inheritable saved sessions. The way I see this working is that you'd have a button marked "Inherit" next to the "Load" button. Selecting an existing saved session and clicking this would give you a weird-looking config box in which all the features had an indicator beside them saying they were inherited from the parent session. Modifying any setting would clear this indicator; clicking the indicator would set it and revert the setting to the way it is in the parent. You could then save and launch this session in the usual way - but if you modified a setting in the parent session which was inherited rather than locally modified in the child, then the child's setting would change. So, for example, you could have most of your day-to-day sessions _inherit_ from Default Settings rather than copying it, so if you found a nicer font you could change them all in one go. Of course there'd be no reason an inherited session couldn't inherit from another inherited session.

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(last revision of this bug record was at 2002-05-09 12:52:35 +0000)