[wingide-users] Undo Rules

Jonathan March JDM at MarchRay.net
Wed Jan 20 06:09:48 MST 2010


On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 10:46 PM, Wingware Support <support at wingware.com>wrote:

> Robert wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 10:38 PM, Wingware Support <support at wingware.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> matelot wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> Ok, one odd thing I noticed - is that IMMEDIATELY after I" "Execute
>>>> Current File" (I mapped it to F8), the undo/redo is grayed out.
>>>> After about 3~5 seconds "undo/rebo" comes back.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> I see this also in that focus is being placed onto the OS commands tool.
>>> However, in my case, I need to click back on the editor before undo/redo
>>> is
>>> available again. So I'm not certain I'm seeing the same thing as you are.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Stephan Deibel
>>> Wingware | Python IDE
>>> Advancing Software Development
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Yes, have to click the editor to have undo come back....it's like a
>> phantom
>>
>>
>
> The design is to have undo and redo be focus-specific, rather than assuming
> they are only for
> the current editor.  This allows undo/redo to also work in tools where
> appropriate.  That's
> the theory, although in practice I believe it is not used in most tools so
> we should perhaps
> change this to make it always operate on the current editor regardless of
> focus.
>
> Thanks for pointing this out.



It makes sense to me to have undo/redo be focus specific. But because it's
sometimes unclear to me where the focus is, it may be unclear to me
whether/where an editor-specific action will take place.
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