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Re: A couple notes and suggestions


On Mon, 05 Sep 2011 17:02:33 +0200
Jendrik Seipp <jendrikseipp@xxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> thanks for your feedback!
> Am 02.09.2011 02:12, schrieb Steven Xu:
> >
> > - If a tag is being updated or created on a particular day, I think
> >    searches on its category, text or tag should be updated.
> You're right. This should (and hopefully will) be done.
> > - There should also be a way to assign shortcuts to insertion and
> >    formatting.
> Do you mean shortcuts for "Insert File" and "Insert Picture"? There
> are already shortcuts for formatting, do you want to change them?
There are some insertions that do not have shortcut keys. It may be
preferable to be able to edit them; for example, trying to type out
exactly twenty = does not seem to be practical and less time one has to
move their hand to the mouse, I would think the more fluid the access
to the program.
> > In addition, I think perhaps the format button should be
> >    able to format selected tags as well as selected text.
> This should already be possible, right?
Oops. I must have meant when a tag is being edited, the format keys do
not work; they insert the formatting in the editor pane instead. 
One notable thing is that when a tag is selected, if the bold (or other
format) button clicked twice, the ** ** symbols are added twice.
> > - When the annotate button is selected or if a search is made, I
> > think the previously selected annotation or search category should
> > be selected.
> Good idea. I added it to the TODO list.
> > - Is there a reason for a drop down menu when clicking Template,
> > Insert or Format?
> What would be the alternative?
Sorry, I mean that there is a button as well as a dropdown button
beside it. I don't believe the dropdown button is necessary, since the
original button already opens a dropdown menu. 
> > - I have set my desktop environment to display text in whiteish and
> > the background in blackish. The tag highlighting is yellow, which
> > does not agree with the white text very well. I don't think this is
> > a large issue, but it would be nice to have the option to change
> >    highlighting colour.
> I searched for an option to change that, but couldn't find anything
> with a quick google search. If anybody knows or finds out how to
> chnage this, please tell me.
Well, from a programming perspective, (I really have no experience with
programming for Linux), you might use a colour chooser and take the
selected colour to change the hard coded colour for highlighting.
> > - A bug I noticed; I haven't really wanted to retry since I did it,
> > but when I had RedNotebook maximized, and I dragged the resize bar
> >    between the search and the journal area all the way to the
> > right, it froze my desktop. I'm not sure this can be really fixed
> > or if it happens in desktop environments other than xfce, but you
> > might make the areas have a minimum size.
> That seems to be an xfce bug. The editor pane has a minimum size, the 
> left and right sides should not be given a minimum size, since that 
> should be easily hideable.
> Cheers,
> Jendrik

I have noticed a few things since I started using RedNotebook and that
there is no way to organize tags; for example, suppose I wanted to move
my todos to done, I cannot drag them. If I cross them out and search
for todos,  I have a large list of crossed out tasks. If perhaps I put
a tag on the wrong day, I can't drag them to the calendar to move them.
If I was tracking a particular hobby and was not interested in it any
more, I cannot remove it. Of course, this is just me being greedy, so
I don't see these as necessary, although I think I may not be the only
one who thinks this.

In addition, the preview button only formats double line breaks; it
does not seem to format single ones. I am not sure if this is because
the output is in HTML.

Finally, in the template files for the Weekday Template should say
which day it is for (at least briefly), in the template filename or at
least in the text file.


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