When using the "Add memory" command on the dashboard or the command "Memory > Open memory" (shouldn't this wordning be unified? it is exactly the same function), it would be nice to be able to select several TMs at once.
At least with Mac this does not work
Only if you tick "Memories folder" and select a folder which holds your TMs.
Then, "Add memory" will behave as Memory > Open memories folder.
Btw, I miss "Glossaries folder" checkbox for glossaries.
Indeed – if it was possible to open several memories at once – the question is how to treat them – all with the same settings (popping up the settings dialogue only once) or popping up the settings dialogue for any memory, but then the title of the settings dialogue would have to name the corresponding memory.
Just organize/place your TMs to open into one folder. You will have it plain and simple, and CT will have it clear too. There is no need to increase the complexity.
I won't deny the usefulness of multiple selection when opening/adding a TM, but if we focus on solutions that are already present:
You can create an ad-hoc reference TM by adding all relevant TMs into one folder, opening it and saving the resulting TM. Then, the "duplicate files" can be safely deleted. The TM will be there for you to select or open, if you wish to create a template for this project.
Client/subject, etc. project/TMX properties can also be used for TM filtering.
Wouldn't Total Recall | Recall Memories (segments) be the ultimate solution in this case? You open your TM for client A, and you recall the segments of your Big Mama as in your database.
IK: Just organize/place your TMs to open into one folder.
On a Mac, you can create a "Smart Folder" for the files relevant for this job. I think it should work, and there won't be any duplicate files.
Torsten: but how would you define the search criteria?
If the search criteria are a problem, you have a problem anyway.
H. (who will now call it a day)
Torsten: Discussion style can be a question of attitude.
...or am I mistaken
You are. Mac 101
And all this for such a small config change?
I'm against all unnecessary changes.
In CafeTran, you have the choice to select a file or a folder with files. It's just such a simple action to place all the necessary files to load into a separate folder. You get the additional benefit of clearer organization too. Let's strive to make things simpler, not the other way around.