[TxMt] Jump to last edit, and multiple views
johnatl at mac.com
Wed Jan 18 16:04:34 UTC 2006
If you aren't already using them, bookmarks are handy for things like
Command-F2 to set
F2 to move to next
Shift-F2 to move to previous
On 18-Jan-2006, at 09:11, Peter Vohmann wrote:
> Hi Allan,
> Quite a while ago there was the question how to search a document for
> information, then come back to the spot and continue editing.
> You mentioned the technique to scroll around, read what you need, then
> press Command-J (Jump to Selection). Too bad that Find or Copy/Paste
> move the selection.
> How about a command "Jump to Last Edit" and bind it to Cmd-Shift-J? Is
> this possible to have as a macro, or as a TextEdit extension?
> One could design it with a few parameters
> - How many edit positions to memorize? 5 sounds good to me.
> (to cycle through them, recent to older)
> - How far apart edit positions should be to be different?
> 10 lines, less than half a screen, sounds good to me here.
> So if change happens "near" another edit position, the position
> moves to the cursor spot.
> - Jump across files? I don't think so.
> Edit positions should be part of the Undo queue.
> I'm not trying to interfere with future expansions or better ideas
> like stacks of tags, except that simplest often works best.
> BTW I'm an raving fan of two windows of the same file side-by-side,
> because I copy a lot (and I forget a lot). For Projects this is easy
> achieved, has just a few refresh hickups when I edit a point above,
> then switch to the other window. I see twice the amount of stuff, so
> split windows wound't cut it.
> For single file edits, like in a Fugu session, it is utterly
> impossible to open a second window. Then I resort to throwing chunks
> in a scratch pad, and jumping around in the same file. Hence the
> topic. ;-)
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