[wingide-users] Tiny feature request

Danny Bloemendaal danny.bloemendaal at informaat.nl
Thu Jun 22 10:12:21 EDT 2006

Either way, the way it is now is hardly usable. It drastically  
reduces my speed of operation because I have to look constantly all  
over the place to figure out and make sure that I am editing the  
correct document. On several occasions I lost data (temporary of  
course) because of this. I'd rather have double-height tabs than how  
it is now. The tab idea is nice but Wing has a long way to go to make  
them useful.

    | __init__.py             | __init__.py           |
    | ../IssueTracker/content | ../SimpleBlog/content |

And like I said earlier: almost anything is better than it is now.

On 22-jun-2006, at 13:13, Charles Hartman wrote:

> Or use the OS X trick, make a command-key click on the tab show the  
> full name?
> Or allow the user to rename tabs? Sometimes I'd like that -- if I  
> have half a dozen open and am shuffling back and forth all the  
> time, I could be easiest to think of them by nicknames, which  
> wouldn't affect the on-disk filenames. The default tab-name could  
> be what it is now.
> It could also help solve a basically insoluble problem: if tabs are  
> small enough to be convenient they're too small to hold fully  
> distinctive names.
> Charles Hartman
> On Jun 22, 2006, at 5:23 AM, Danny Bloemendaal wrote:
>> Every now and them I have several __init__.py documents open. Problem
>> is that the tabs only show a # after the filename to distinguish
>> them. That is not very helpful. I would say that if you prefix the
>> file with the foldername of it's container, it would be a lot more
>> helpful to quickly see which one you need. I have had several
>> occasions that I accidently edited the wrong file.
>> Mmm, now that I think about it. Only the parent's folder wouldn't
>> help when I have several files open all sitting in a content/
>> folder. :-(
>> So, just displaying the parent's folder doesn't always work... Then
>> what? The entire path in the tab? That would be too large. Or keep
>> adding paths until they are different? That would be a good start.
>> Combine it with elispes:
>> So I have open:
>> /Users/dannyb/ZopeICE/Products/IssueTracker/content/__init__.py
>> /Users/dannyb/ZopeICE/Products/SimpleBlog/content/__init__.py
>> The tabs now show:
>> __init__.py #1
>> __init__.py #2
>> They could show:
>> IssueTracker/content/__init__.py
>> SimpleBlog/content/__init__.py
>> But that would be too long. So, use ellipses:
>> IssueTracker.../__init__.py
>> SimpleBlog.../__init__.py
>> I think with a simple algorithm you can make this work a lot better
>> that it is now. Almost every solution is better than just adding
>> numbers.
>> Cheers,
>> Danny.
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