Pages: [1]   Go Down
Author Topic: Additional Options dialog in the IDE  (Read 3714 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Bonn, Germany
Offline Offline
God Member
*****
Karma: 2
Posts: 903
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

Ok, in the good spirit of presenting feature requests i would like to call for people to attend to this thread:

Lets just add and share what options we would like to have in the IDE to be (at least) toggable:


Shift+Backspace = Del
Please make this behaviour toggable. There are people, including me who find this very feature extremely disturbing

New window on opening a Sketch
It would be nice to have an option to open (all?) sketches in the same window you call to open the sketch from. Much like Notepad and any other software does
Logged

Believe me, Mike, I calculated the odds of this succeeding against the odds I was doing something incredibly stupid[ch8230] and I went ahead

France
Offline Offline
Sr. Member
****
Karma: 0
Posts: 262
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

I think the second would be confusing because of the tabs used for multiple files.

On my side, I was suggesting that : http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1266171915#5
Being able to select the programmer setting (bootloader, usbtiny etc) of the preferences.txt file from the Menu. That menu could be hidden and shown if you check a box of the preferences so that it doesn't confuse the newcomers.
Or even better: profiles that allow to give a board a name, a type, a port and/or a programmer. The last profile setting used with a sketch could be stored in the file itself.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2010, 02:01:56 pm by tep » Logged

Seattle, WA USA
Offline Offline
Brattain Member
*****
Karma: 631
Posts: 50039
Seattle, WA USA
View Profile
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

Quote
It would be nice to have an option to open (all?) sketches in the same window you call to open the sketch from.

I'll second that. I hate having it open another window when I want to open a sketch.

Add a new menu item to open a new window, to be used if you want to open a sketch in another window.
Logged

Phoenix, Arizona USA
Offline Offline
Faraday Member
**
Karma: 40
Posts: 5590
Where's the beer?
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

I second the first option - that behavior is so aggravating when you are typing in constants (I upper-case my constants), and you need to backspace, but you don't let up off the shift key...

Grr...

 smiley-sad
Logged

I will not respond to Arduino help PM's from random forum users; if you have such a question, start a new topic thread.

Lincoln, NE
Offline Offline
Full Member
***
Karma: 0
Posts: 106
Having lots of fun with Arduino. Thanks everyone!
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

As far as Shift+Backspace = Delete... I also accidentally do that all the time.  >smiley-sad

I'd go even further to suggest that feature removed altogether (keep the options simple) because on PCs, there's a dedicated key for Delete, and on Macs, there's a "blessed" way to forward delete:
 Fn+Delete
http://www.switchtoamac.com/guides/mac-os-x/mac-os-x-basics/forward-delete-on-a-mac-keyboard.html

Is this an issue on Linux platforms?  Or is Shift+backspace a solution for a non-existent problem?
Logged

Forum Administrator
Cambridge, MA
Offline Offline
Faraday Member
*****
Karma: 12
Posts: 3538
View Profile
WWW
 Bigger Bigger  Smaller Smaller  Reset Reset

Thanks for reminding us that delete is supposed to "function-backspace" not "shift-backspace".  I think I've been misreading / parsing previous complaints about this.  I opened a Processing bug for this: http://dev.processing.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=1463.  I'm hoping they find a nice simple solution that I can adopt for Arduino.
Logged

Pages: [1]   Go Up
Jump to: