Re: [gedit-list] Switching of tabs with Ctrl+Tab and "internal recency list"
- From: Bobby Jack <bobbykjack yahoo co uk>
- To: renergy <adam purkrt net>, gedit-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [gedit-list] Switching of tabs with Ctrl+Tab and "internal recency list"
- Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 02:23:06 -0800 (PST)
The key point here is that two different things are
being discussed: the keyboard shortcut for
tab-switching, and the implementation of a 'recency
list' for the same. Whilst there have been many good
arguments against the use of CTRL-TAB for
tab-switching, we haven't heard much about the recency
As one who has used an editor with this feature (the
excellent, but proprietary and windows-only Textpad),
I certainly appreciate it. The Gnome window-switcher
uses 'recency' and a very useful 'preview popup'. What
is the reason to treat window-switching and
tab-switching so differently?
--- renergy <adam purkrt net> wrote:
> thanks for the reply. I'm not shouting - only in the
> first post I was a bit.
> Anyway, one question only - repeated - have you ever
> tried an editor with
> recency list?
> Again and again, hammering the same point - It's
> really a convenient
> feature, for many people, as far as I can tell.
> Yet again, my main point isn't occupying yours and
> according to you almost
> everybody's beloved widget-switching Ctrl+Tab key
> combination with my
> "heretic" recency-aware tab switching.
> My main point is just the implementation of recency
> switching into gedit
> (and GNOME in more general) by default. Bound to
> some different key than my
> beloved Ctrl+Tab if it can't be otherwise.
> I am just trying to extend the editor, in a good way
> I'd say.
> All the best,
> PS: In the recent past, I've discovered File Browser
> pane extension. Very
> Steve Frécinaux wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 10:31 -0800, renergy wrote:
> >> Hello Fred,
> >> "certain disabilities" - could you be more
> > certain disabilities == me using my keyboard.
> Ctrl+Tab is used to switch
> > widgets when tab alone is used for something else.
> In gedit's case, it's
> > obvious what tab is used for: it would be rather
> strange not to be able
> > to enter a tabulation in the text area.
> > So I use Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab to switch
> from my current document
> > to my current bottom pane (be it terminal, or
> python console, or
> > whatever, depending on what I'm working on).
> > I don't understand what we should enforce your own
> way of working (that
> > is obviously not so common, and inconsistant
> within Gnome) in an editor
> > whose users have habits for a long time now.
> > So please, implement it as a plugin if you want
> (that's why plugin are
> > for, isn't it ?), and post it here as you want,
> but, as I already told
> > you, using Ctrl+Tab for something else than
> switching current widget is
> > not a point of discussion, and won't be done, no
> matter how loud you
> > shout.
> > Regards,
> > --
> > Steve
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