What is this about: I'm doing a contest with cqrlog. I had started a new log (database) just for this contest. I'm using the contest entry window. I search over the band and hear a station calling CQ. I type the call into cqrlog. I want to know whether I worked this station before, on this band and in this mode, so it is a dupe, or it's a new one I should call.
What I would love: A big "DUPE" displays right in the contest entry window if I have that station before, right in the contest window where I see it immediately. It wouldn't hurt if the window's background color changed to red.
What I actually have to do: Move my eyes attention from the Contest window to the New QSO window. Scan the list of previous QSOs displayed there. Check manually, whether any of the QSOs has the same band and the same mode. I'm much less proficient at this, compared to my computer. In case there are a few, I'd even have to use the scroll bar for that.