[TxMt] [feature request] back & forward buttons / history steps
thomas.42 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 22 05:03:19 UTC 2005
The feature of all mac apps that I use the most is search.
Specifically find selection & find again. I use that feature to step
through every instance of that selection throughout my code. One
feature that I would love to see is a back button for selections.
Every time you do a search or scroll through your document & select
something, to get back to the last thing you were working on you have
to have set a bookmark & remember which bookmark you were last
looking at, or you have to manually find that place in your code again.
I work on other peoples old janky ASP 'classic' and quickly slapped
together ASP.NET code on a deadline. Anything to help me make quick
work of navigating through the (massive mountain of fetid spaghetti)
code the better.
If there was a way for the program to note every time you move the
selection more than 'a little bit' & log that information
sequentially, all you'd have to do to get back to what you were last
looking at would be to hit the back button. bam bam... done, no
I know the system is extremely extensible, i'm sure there is some way
for me to 'roll my own' system for doing something similar.
(1) I'd need a command to get the current input location row & column
(2) log that information somewhere
(3) a command to get the last input location from 'wherever' and then
(4) a command to set the input location to 'that location'
??? I think i could figure all this out with applescript and bbedit,
but i'm still rather green when it comes to hard-core UNIX hacking.
Anyone have any suggestions? ??
IDEA: Maybe a quickie version of it would be to undo the last edit,
which would take me back to the last place I was, but then redo my
last action without moving the input location so I don't lost any
Maybe there's another solution to my problems that i haven't
considered. What does everyone else do?
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