- From: Murray Cumming <murrayc murrayc com>
- To: Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo gnome-db org>
- Cc: Daniel Borgmann <spark-mailinglists web de>, "desktop-devel-list gnome org" <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: spacial
- Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 13:14:47 +0200
On Fri, 2004-04-30 at 12:13, Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-04-30 at 07:05 +0200, Daniel Borgmann wrote:
> > On Thu, 2004-04-29 at 23:53, Jerry Haltom wrote:
> > > > That doesn't make much sense, though. It's quite useful to have two
> > > > copies of the same file open, perhaps with different edits, to be saved
> > > > to different locations or used as temporaries.
> > >
> > > The tabs defiantly need an option to go. *I* would much rather have each
> > > text file opened in a separate app, but I realize a lot of people like
> > > tabs, so the option should be there.
> > FWIW, I absolutely second that. I want to use a spatial text editor, MDI
> > interfaces make me want to scream. So badly that I wrote my own
> > semi-spatial text editor with Mono which does the job for me, but I
> > don't think it's good enough to release it yet (it's also missing the
> > critical functionality of making sure that a document is only open
> > once).
> as someone already said, this does not make any sense. I am myself all
> day opening different views of the same file, side by side. Having an
> editor which does not allow that makes absolutely no sense for me.
Actually, I think that is a fairly unusual situation, and one that is
confusing to people when it happens, because they suddenly have to
choose between 2 sets of changes to save, and have to deal with losing
one set of changes, with no way to make the decision.
At the least, I think an application should offer to simply reshow the
already-open application. Then people would not get into that situation.
I think that MacOS (Classic, at least) does this spatial document thing,
and I always found it very comfortable. There was usually a way to work
around it when you really really wanted to open a document in 2 windows.
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