[TxMt] Re: Go to Symbol

Ken Snyder ken+textmate at ken.net
Fri Jun 28 11:33:53 UTC 2013

Ahh Tim, that's a better idea. That would allow us to position a single
symbol window wherever we like.


p.s. if I were to get greedy then I'd say why not do both but forced to
choose one I prefer your option.

On 28 June 2013 08:14, Timothy Bates <timothy.c.bates at gmail.com> wrote:

> Agree it would be nice if the symbol window was synched. Rather than dock
> it, I'd rather it reflected the front most window.
> On 27 Jun 2013 10:19, "Ken Snyder" <ken+textmate at ken.net> wrote:
>> I love navigating classes with the Go To Symbol ⇧⌘T dialog. So much so,
>> in fact, that I now have started keeping it open all the time so that I
>> have quicker access but also to just give me context of all the methods
>> available in the class.
>> That said, I've noticed that as you modify the file -- while keeping the
>> Go To Symbol dialog open -- the symbol links become out of sync and the
>> only way I know of to fix this is to close it and then re-open it. Is this
>> something that could be automatically kept up-to-date? If not, is there a
>> hotkey to refresh it?
>> Finally, as I've started to keep this window open I started thinking of
>> things I'd love to see added if possible:
>>    - *Docking*. Could this window not be docked into the same location
>>    as the file explorer? If this were done well it could be really nice.
>>    - *Public/Private/Protected*. If there were some subtle but always-on
>>    font distinctions between access modifiers this could be quite useful. I'd
>>    love to also see "static" called out in some way but obviously don't want
>>    to clutter the font palette too much.
>>    - *Signature Balloons*. If you held your cursor over a method it
>>    would be nice to see the signature of that method. This would save a lot of
>>    toing and frowing in a file.
>> Ken
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