[TxMt] Back and forward for switching files?
wayne at larsen.st
Fri Nov 5 21:34:31 UTC 2004
On 5-Nov-04, at 3:06 PM, Allan Odgaard wrote:
>> My thought is that the program could maintain a history list of
>> viewed files, and then a key binding could be assigned to navigate
>> back and forward over that history list. Could this be added? (Or
>> does this capability exist somehow?)
> You can drag-sort the tabs, that way you can line them up as you'd
> want to step through them. So when you have the two tabs far apart,
> just drag one of them next to the other, and you can use
> command-left/right to move between them.
If they are pushed off the tab bar, can you still drag sort them some
I have my editor window set to 80 characters wide. Right now, I have
29 files open. Of those 29, four show up as tabs. That makes using
tabs not exactly the most efficient means of accessing the files -- the
overflow tabs are more work to access than using the project drawer, so
basically I use the project drawer all the time. The only way to get
them in the right order (so I can use the next/previous tab commands)
is to close a file, open the file you want it to be beside, and then
open it. This needs to be done ahead of time -- ie, a conscious "I
want to work on these files together" thought. Accessing the files in
a history list simply falls out of your way of working.
> I'm not completely rejecting the history idea, but for now I think
> drag-sorting is more transparent (i.e. it has the ordering visible,
> and it allows the user to manipulate it easily).
If you can drag sort the files that are not visible in the tab bar,
that would help. However, I would not suggest replacing the current
method -- this history list could simply be in addition to how it works
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