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SlickEdit Product Discussion => SlickEdit® => Topic started by: Graeme on February 05, 2019, 12:55:23 am

Title: can't do file save as in floating edit window
Post by: Graeme on February 05, 2019, 12:55:23 am
If I have a file open in a floating edit window, there's no way to do "save as".  I have to move the file to the main window.  Maybe the file tab menu should have a "save as" option.
Title: Re: can't do file save as in floating edit window
Post by: Clark on February 05, 2019, 07:21:41 pm
Type "gui-save-as" on the SlickEdit command line on that floating MDI window. That will work.

On Windows and Unix: Alt+F A will also work if you have alt menu hot keys turned on.

On Windows: Clicking on the Save As menu item with the mouse also works.

macOS: The default emulation (macOS) doesn't have or support alt menu hot keys. If you chose CUA emulation and turn on alt menu hot keys, then you can press Command+F and cursor to the Save As menu item (macOS doesn't support hot key letters-- IMO macOS flaw).
Title: Re: can't do file save as in floating edit window
Post by: Graeme on February 06, 2019, 10:58:17 am
Thanks, it was Linux.  I've found that slick sometimes gets the right file and sometimes not.
Title: Re: can't do file save as in floating edit window
Post by: jporkkahtc on February 06, 2019, 04:03:51 pm
Probably the best long term solution is for the floating windows to be promoted to first class top level windows, with a menu bar and everything.
Otherwise it seems like there will be endless problems trying to get focus handled correctly in so many different ways.

As a bonus it would be easier for users to switch between these windows, using alt-tab, and each could have their own independent tab ordering.