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Clark

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Re: Window Navigation
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2006, 02:39:42 pm »
The "next window style" actually needs three settings.  A change was made between versions 4 and 5 to remove the "reordering" next window style you like due to a customer complaint.  The More Tab of V12 will have three settings for this so that all options are available.  Choose "Reorder windows".

Hey, looky what I found.  There's a def_max_workspace_hist variable for setting the max history for the Project menu.  Found this, while trying to figure out how to change the items on the Window menu.

At some point, these options need to be available through the GUI.  We didn't think they were useful.  We guessed wrong :-)

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Re: Window Navigation
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2006, 04:08:46 pm »
I've been wanting to extend the list of files for a long time -- would there have been any way to discover def_max_filehist except by learning about it here?

That is a good question, and thanks for bringing it up. The answer is: not yet, but in v12. Regarding documentation, in v11, just a few config variables are listed under Appendix > Configuration menu > Configuration macro variables. But for v12, we have cleaned up that section and listed many more configuration variables including def_max_filehist and def_max_workspace_hist. I have also added several index markers so users can find this particular information more easily (keywords: extend...increase...history...file history...workspace history...etc).

Any ideas about indexing in the docs are greatly appreciated (send email to docs@slickedit.com or post in the forums). It's hard to guess what terms users may want to look up. For instance, I wouldn't have thought of the word "extend" here, so that was a good idea. Thanks!

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Re: Window Navigation
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2006, 02:57:27 pm »
The V12 window menu list will have a def_max_windowhist variable that can be set to increase the maximum number of windows.  The window menu will be an MRU list by default like the Project menu history and file menu history.  Also, there will be 3 options for reordering windows, Smart next window (still the default), Reorder window (like SlickEdit V4), and No reordering (same as Smart next window turned off).  Smart next window is intended for users who like the way switching between apps works in windows or the way Visual Studio works.  It's great for switching between two files.  Reorder windows is similar to the way SlickEdit reorders buffer but for windows.  IMO it's better for switching between more than two files but is not the Microsoft way.  No reordering is best if you you like to memorize the hot key numbers on the window menu (Alt+W 1) because it attempts to keep the hot key numbers the same.

There's more that needs to be done (like an improved "More Windows..." dialog), but this addresses two feature requests.