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SlickEdit Product Discussion => SlickEdit® => Topic started by: Dswag89 on August 30, 2006, 03:19:40 pm

Title: Click-and-Drag File Creation
Post by: Dswag89 on August 30, 2006, 03:19:40 pm
I was shown a feature (can't find any help on it) where if you click and drag in the edit background a new file is created and ready for (slick-)editing.  I found this kind of cool and have used it on several occasions.  But I used it once with a bunch of other files opened and found that instead of creating a new file, it opens a second view of the "active buffer".  So, if I have foo.c, foo2.c, and foo3.c open and viewing them in the edit window with foo2.c on top, I click-and-drag a new file and I get a second copy of foo2.c.

Is this a bug or a feature?  What is the rationale if it is a feature?

Just wondering,

Title: Re: Click-and-Drag File Creation
Post by: Dennis on August 31, 2006, 02:29:10 pm
The rationale was that people would click and drag to create a new window, not necessarily a new file.  This feature is so old, I don't know if it was modelled after some other product or not.

FYI, we have opened a feature request to add an option to change the default behavior of this feature in a future release of SlickEdit.