Jon Ippolito wrote:
*Watts and Jenny wrote:*
1. You can't leave your TextMate window open and still save to the
original application via QuickCursor; in fact AFAICT you have to close
the TextMate window to save at all. That prevents you from keeping a
text copy of your (say) Web form or email message--so you lose
everything if your application's connection or login times out.
That's half true, in my experience. You have to close the TextMate
window to go back to the original application, but your document is
saved to the clipboard, so it shouldn't actually be lost.
Ironically, this was a problem I had with the original "Edit in
TextMate," because I tended to *assume* the save was going to take in
the other program and closed the TextMate window before checking. (Yes,
this is operator error, not a TextMate bug, per se.) I got in the habit
of turning anything that's taking more than a few minutes to write into
an actual standalone document and just using conventional cut and paste.
I'm aware that defeats the purpose of "Edit in TextMate," of course, but
I very rarely lose text. :)
2. QuickCursor seems to lose all formatting from the
This is a real bummer when replying to email messages with multiple
quote levels. For example, the text beginning my message turns from a
threaded reply to the following unintelligible block:
Interesting; I'm editing this mail this way now and it worked just fine.
My suspicion is that it may have to do with the format of the mail:
TextMate's input manager may handle converting "rich text" mail to plain
text better than QuickCursor does, or perhaps QuickCursor doesn't
explicitly request a plain text version if both are available on the
clipboard. (My mail client is set to only display the plain text version.)
When I described the original Edit in TextMate as a hack, it's not
because it's bad; it's because I'm *fairly* sure it's doing stuff that
Input Managers aren't technically designed to do, which puts it at risk
of being broken by changes to the operating system in a way that
QuickCursor (to my understanding) isn't.
Watts Martin <layotl(a)gmail.com>