[TextMate] Why there is no preferences window (was: Preferences window)

Ian Phillips ianp at ianp.org
Thu Oct 7 12:30:30 UTC 2004

Per document options seem popular! That being so, my preference (no pun 
intended) would be to have a hierarchy of preferences. Global 
(command-,) preferences, which could be overridden by per-project 
settings, which in turn could be overridden by per-document settings.

The advantage of having a preferences dialog is that the same UI/code 
could be used for all 3 of these. If people really want to have 
some/all of these settings available, how about either:

(a) Once AppleScript support is in they could be added to the scripts 
menu and bound to whichever keys the user wants.
(b) A toolbar could be added and the prefs toggles can be added to it 
via customisation.

or some/all of them could be left in the menus as well, but this 
wouldn't be my preferred option.


On Oct 7, 2004, at 11:29, Andrew Green wrote:

> On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 10:32:22 +0100, Ian Phillips wrote:
>> For the record, here's what I think should be moved to preferences...
> FWIW, I disagree.  I think these options should be in preferences as
> well, with the menu options working only for the current document at
> the time they're invoked.
> Cheers,
> Andrew.
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