[TxMt] Suggestions from a newbie
willu.mailingLists at cse.unsw.edu.au
Fri Aug 11 23:04:48 UTC 2006
I'm just in the process of switching from BBedit... TextMate is a
great combination of Mac UI and Unix power :). There are a few
things I've found that could be improved:
i) Having all the commands in bundles can make it quite tricky to
find things. Not sure how to improve this. I almost want an obvious
'search all commands' command.
While browsing the list, I noticed someone else's feature
request for a 'what does this key combo do' feature. I'd like to
second that. And add a request for an 'open a window with a list of
all current key combos' feature.
ii) I'm used to having a shell open. As I move around I might
want to either open files in TextMate from the shell, or do something
in the shell to a file that is open in TextMate. This leads to two
- If you use the 'mate' command in the shell to open a file,
then the file doesn't get added to the "Open Recent >" menu. I think
it should (perhaps as an option to 'mate', or a preference).
- If I already have a shell open, I want to drag the document
icon in the window title bar to the shell to get the path to the
document (as you can in the finder with folders). Now, I can open a
new shell with in the same directory, and I could make a command to
copy the path to the current file. I'd kinda like the drag-and-drop
OUT of textmate option though. (N.B. you can do this with icons in a
project. You just can't do it with an individual file's icon.)
iii) While looking for a solution to the 'drag out of textmate'
problem, I searched the list and found that I could drag out of a
project. But I already had the file I wanted to edit open. I didn't
have a shell in that dir (so I couldn't 'mate .') and I didn't have a
Finder window in that dir any more. I couldn't find a way to 'make a
new project with a currently open file'. I'm sure I could make a new
command to do this pretty quickly, but it seems like something that
should already be there, somewhere.
Anyway, thanks for a great product. :)
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