[wingide-users] occurrence highlight persistence

Tim Kersten tim at io41.com
Tue Nov 1 09:19:25 MDT 2011


On a related note, would it be possible to add an option to highlight
matches as you type? This is especially useful in VIM mode (ala "set
hlsearch" mode).

Kindest Regards,
Tim ^,^




On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Wing IDE Support <support at wingware.com> wrote:
> On 11/1/11 6:49 AM, Campbell wrote:
>>
>> I have two python files open side by side in wing 4.1 on Linux.
>> Selecting a word (keyboard or mouse) highlights all occurrences. In one
>> file, all occurrences are un-highlighted when I next move the cursor,
>> while in the other file occurrences stay highlighted while I edit the
>> file (even remaining highlighted when I change the contents of the
>> highlighted word, which is nice).
>
> This would be a bug.  Highlights should disappear in all files at the same
> time.
>
>> This has always seemed random to me. I really like sticky highlights
>> though. How can I make this the default behaviour?
>
> This is an interesting idea, though would the highlights ever be cleared if
> the last thing selected continued to be highlighted?
>
> Thanks,
>
> John
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