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Re: Separated window
Sorry, my message was chopped off in the middle.
I can see it as being useful to have more than one pages open at the same
time : to compare them, to copy and paste between them or to have different
pages in different Linux workspaces. This requires, especially the latter,
On the other hand being able to display pages as panes in the same window
might also be useful, for example if you had a set of hierarchical pages,
displaying a part of each page in a pane :
top:middle:bottom might display as :
top in top pane
middle in middle pane
bottom in bottom pane
However, my preference in all this would be to have the ability to have
several pages from one wiki open at the same time so I can be using the
same wiki in several workspaces. Even this might not be necessary if when
you select a wiki from the tray icon, the wiki window is opened on the top
in the current workspace, at the moment unless it is already on top in the
current workspace, you have to search for it.
Thanks for Zim, it's a useful piece of software and have a Happy Christmas.
On Dec 23, 2009 6:23pm, Bill Oldroyd <billoldroyd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
To be honest I don't see much of a difference between a toolbar with Tabs
and the existing History Toolbar. Using the history toolbar you can
switch easily between pages, especially if it's only a few pages you are
comparing, because these pages will always be in the very recent history.
Maybe you could add a feature to freeze a page in the History Toolbar.
I can see a need to look at
On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 4:16 PM, George De Bruin sndchaser@xxxxxxxxx>
And, in fact, the original request was for a way to view 2 or more
I was thinking that my need was really only for a way to be able to
quickly flip between documents, not that I needed to really have them
side-by-side... That's why I went to a tabbed interface.
By letting the tabs and pathbar "co-exist" do you mean as seperate bars?
or a combined bar? The reason I suggested the tabs "replace" the pathbar
was that I didn't particularly want another bar on the screen... But, if
we can still turn off the path bar, and have the tabs turned on, the
affect would be the same....so no big deal. ;)
On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 8:24 AM, Jaap Karssenberg
On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 2:33 PM, George De Bruin sndchaser@xxxxxxxxx>
I agree with everything you wrote, and in fact, just had an alternate
idea that would (potentially) simplify the idea... What about using a
Tabbed interface instead? The Tabs could replace the path bar (ie, be a
different option for the path bar). The ideas would be:
Not sure how a tabbed interface would feel. But it seems to be the de
facto standard if I look at other applications, even file browsers
support tabs nowadays.. I think you still want an option to look at two
pages side by side as well, so tabs would be alternative to separate
window or a split view. I guess once the work is done to allow multiple
page views in paralel all these options become rather straight forward.
All you say about saving state is true. Same goes for separate windows or
split screen, you want zim to remember it's state and open the smae pages
again when you open the notebook.
Btw. would not need to replace the path bar, the two can co-exist, or at
least we can leave it up to the customer to choose.
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