suggestion for folder background context menu behaviour
Created originally on Bitbucket by mgambrell (Matt Gambrell)
I do not think that the typical tortoisehg user is seriously expecting rightclicking in a folder background to be equivalent to "hg log", however useful it may be in other circumstances to get a repository-wide view (re: #502 (closed)), because it is not typical tortoise-like behaviour.
I do concede that zipping to a repository-wide view could be handy. But instead of how it is done now, I would suggest instead to add a new top level context menu item that can summon the repository-wide menu options.
So, right-clicking a directory would yield ( Hg Commit, TortoiseHg> ) and right-clicking a folder background would yield ( Hg Commit, TortoiseHg>, TortoiseHg Repo> ) where the first two menu items are identical in each case and the latter is just the RepoNoFilesMenu.
This ought to be a pretty easy change. I can make a patch if you would consider the philosophy of it.