Wing Tips: Quick Navigation to Project Files in Wing Python IDE

Apr 22, 2020


This Wing Tip highlights a simple but useful feature in Wing Personal and Wing Pro that you might have missed up until now: Open from Project in the File menu.

This is usually accessed with its key binding, Ctrl-Shift-O, or Command-Shift-O on macOS. If you've selected a non-default Keyboard Personality in the Edit menu, a different key binding may be used. Or, if none is defined for that keyboard setting, you can add a binding for command open-from-project with the User Interface > Keyboard > Custom Key Bindings preference.

Executing the command displays a dialog. Entering a fragment narrows the list to include only matching project files:

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Matching is on the file name only. However, if the fragment includes the path separator, then the match is applied to the full path of the file, including also enclosing directory names:

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The first few items in the dialog are the most recently opened files, so these can be selected quickly with the down arrow and by pressing Enter. Even if a file is already open, using Open From Project is often the fastest way to move between different source files.



That's it for now! We'll be back soon with more Wing Tips for Wing Python IDE.

As always, please don't hesitate to email support@wingware.com if you run into problems or have any questions.



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