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Development => Other Software Development => Topic started by: jon_bondy on May 31, 2011, 01:02 am

Title: Request better IDE startup
Post by: jon_bondy on May 31, 2011, 01:02 am
Every time I start the IDE (release 22) I have to

1) Open my most recent project;
2) Close the original IDE form; and
3) Resize the IDE to the size and location that I prefer

Would it be possible for the IDE to remember the most recent project, open it automatically, and remember the size and location of the most recently used IDE window?  That would be very convenient!
Title: Re: Request better IDE startup
Post by: mmcp42 on May 31, 2011, 01:59 am
don't close, quit
I know it's silly, but that wasn't the question

close = close & forget
quit = close & remember

:smiley-eek-blue:
Title: Re: Request better IDE startup
Post by: GaryP on May 31, 2011, 08:50 am

don't close, quit
I know it's silly, but that wasn't the question

close = close & forget
quit = close & remember

:smiley-eek-blue:


It doesn't remember window size... too bad.

Cheers,
Kari
Title: Re: Request better IDE startup
Post by: robtillaart on May 31, 2011, 09:27 am

In the FIle->Preferences menu you can edit the preferences.txt file and set your default window size. Not the last size but you get a good working size most of the times. Probably there are other options you want to play with too.

Make a copy of the original file befor fiddling preferences.txt so you can always go back.

my 2 cents,
Rob
Title: Re: Request better IDE startup
Post by: mmcp42 on May 31, 2011, 10:40 am


don't close, quit
I know it's silly, but that wasn't the question

close = close & forget
quit = close & remember

:smiley-eek-blue:


It doesn't remember window size... too bad.

Cheers,
Kari


oh yes it does (panto season here early?)

I just tried it
Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate
opened IDE
changed the window shape/size
file/quit
re-opened - still same size

you pushed the wrong button bacon brain (Miss Piggy - the muppets)
Title: Re: Request better IDE startup
Post by: GaryP on May 31, 2011, 01:37 pm
I only have one File-quit (or CTRL-Q), and that doesn't do the trick. What the hell???

Kari
Title: Re: Request better IDE startup
Post by: mmcp42 on May 31, 2011, 02:20 pm
ah
just noticed
you're using version 22

I'm still on 21

maybe they "fixed" the "bug"  :smiley-eek:
Title: Re: Request better IDE startup
Post by: GaryP on May 31, 2011, 03:19 pm


maybe they "fixed" the "bug"  :smiley-eek:


Just like Microsoft makes new versions, leave out old good functions?

Cheers,
Kari
Title: Re: Request better IDE startup
Post by: Darth_Maker on Jun 07, 2011, 08:53 pm
Ctrl-Q remembers both size and last .pde for me, version 0022, Windows 7 64 Home Premium.

If only the "close" button was made a "quit" button.
Title: Re: Request better IDE startup
Post by: mmcp42 on Jun 07, 2011, 08:55 pm

...
If only the "close" button was made a "quit" button.


you're not wrong there Darth!