[wingide-users] Loosing focus when opening dock areas

Wing IDE Support support at wingware.com
Wed Feb 23 14:51:17 MST 2011

This is one where it would be nice if Wing could read your mind and know 
if you wanted to just look at the tool or type something into it.  In 
general, I think it's better to shift the focus; ESC or pressing the key 
to hide the tool again will return the focus to the editor.

I think it would be confusing to do something different depending on the 
tool and even then it wouldn't be foolproof -- sometimes you want to 
look at search results and other times you want to modify the search.



On 2/23/11 2:57 PM, Jonathan March wrote:
> It's a tough one to get right. Sometimes the opposite problem occurs --
> formerly,  the editor would have focus when I wanted the search panel to
> have it. (That's been fixed in the release version, thanks!) I wonder
> whether there is a generic solution or whether it needs to be thought
> through panel-by-panel, context-by-context.
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 1:36 PM, Lloyd Carothers <lloyd at passcal.nmt.edu
> <mailto:lloyd at passcal.nmt.edu>> wrote:
>     I also have this gripe. Cheers!
>     On 2/23/11 12:08 PM, Diogo Baeder wrote:
>         Hi,
>         I don't know if this is a desired feature, but something that
>         bothers me a little in WingIDE Pro is that, when I'm at
>         "clean-viewport" mode (all docks are closed - Alt+F2), and press
>         a key to open one of the docks, I loose the focus from my
>         editing area. This bothers me in situations when, for example,
>         I'm in the middle of a method argument list, and I want to open
>         the source assistant for that just to get some help. I want to
>         continue editing, loosing the focus here is a bit anoying.
>         Are there plans to change this?
>         Thanks!
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