Ticket #2842 (new defect)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

2261_multiedit vs. 1490_dlgswitch

Reported by: szaszg Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: Future Releases
Component: mc-core Version: master
Keywords: Cc: gotar@…
Blocked By: Blocking:
Branch state: no branch Votes for changeset:

Description

Now, we have two method for (more or less) the same purpose (edit multiple file at same time).
1st we can open a lot of mcedit as "screen" (M-`, M-{, M-')
2nd we can open and handle a lot of file in a mcedit (open file... and Window)

I think, this is a little bit confusing and users may expect:

  • if start a new mcedit (method 1st), this file appear on the "window" list in "old" mcedit
  • M-` should works in all component (mcedit, mcview) not just M-{ and M-} (method 1st)
  • menu points for handle "screens" in mcedit and mcview (method 1st)
  • if open a new file (method 2nd), this file appear on the "screen" list (M-`)
  • can open a file through "panels" not through that so puritan input field (method 2nd)
  • some automated method to arrange "windows" (method 2nd) (vertical, horizontal)
  • can copy highlited (marked) blocks simply between opened files (at least method 2nd) with F3, F5... i know this is not so uncomplicated but (IMHO) there is no so much other real advantage to open multiple files in one mcedit

Note: last two point metioned in the original description of 2261_multiedit.

my advise:

  • with F4 mc not start a new mcedit, just open the file in the running mcedit (except first time of course)
  • with M-{ etc.. mc switch between opened files (and other screens of course)
  • new menu point in mcedit: "Switch to panels.."
  • instead "Open file..." user should use "Switch to panels" and F4 to open new file (Open file... remove)

Attachments

editor_scrlist.diff (1.5 KB) - added by szaszg 6 years ago.

Change History

Changed 6 years ago by szaszg

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by szaszg

This patch (editor_scrlist.diff) add a menupoint (similar to file manager) to access screen list from menu.

comment:2 follow-up: ↓ 3 Changed 6 years ago by andrew_b

Command menu is too high already. If you add yet another item, menu is not gone in 80x25 screen.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 Changed 6 years ago by szaszg

Replying to andrew_b:

Command menu is too high already. If you add yet another item, menu is not gone in 80x25 screen.

uhum.. yes.. imho "Toggle syntax..." "Toggle line..." and "Encoding" has a better place in "Format" menu..., the "Screen list" maybe in "Windows" menu... The "xxx declaration" section in the "Search" menu... ???

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by gotar

  • Cc gotar@… added
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