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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, separate windows.

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> wrote:

And, in fact, the original request was for a way to view 2 or more documents simultaneously.

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 jaap.karssenberg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 2:33 PM, George De Bruin sndchaser@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


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:

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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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