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Re: 3 Suggestions


I support all of these ideas, but especially maximum content width -- I
wish more apps had this (and margins).

I would find a colored index tree useful, too. I used to use Wikidpad which
let me set icons in the index tree, and I missed that when I moved to Zim.

(Of course, any of these could be plugins. If I ever finally learn Python I
will try to write a maximum content width plugin for Zim [and Geany] if
it's not already done :) )



On Sun, Jan 17, 2016 at 10:11 PM, Felix <felix@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Maximum Content Width:
> I'm working on a 24" screen and I was thinking that it would be nice to
> have a setting or a minimalistic slider over the editor to define the
> maximum displayed content width. (see attachment:
> zim_content_width_option_and_margins.jpg)
> Otherwise you will have very long lines in fullscreen. I know one can
> resize the window to the desired size but that reveals the "chaos" of other
> Apps/Desktop below, which I often like to avoid by entering apps in
> fullscreen. I also know one can use F11 (Dstraction Free..) but that is no
> real option for me either, because it takes me too far away from all other
> stuff that I have running. I find each app should be in a window (no matter
> if they are in fullsreen or not) or at least that's how I like it the most.
> Also don't forget that you have to hit F11 two times, one time for entering
> and one time for leaving the mode. While in F11-mode you loose some native
> window functionality, like moving it via shortcut and the menus tend to
> hide in F11-mode as well. I don't think the F11-mode is for the desired
> purpose.
> Editor Margins:
> Another feature that I think would be great is a setting to define margins
> for the editor. (see: zim_content_width_option_and_margins.jpg).
> I couldn't find any config for that purpose, so I always put an empty line
> on top of the page to move the content away from the top-border in order to
> make the page look less confined. The empty line ends up to be inside the
> content. It shouldn't be there.
> Colored Index Tree:
> The more pages I have in Zim and the bigger the Index Tree gets the more
> difficult I find it to keep track of the hierarchy and categories within
> the Index Tree. I think it would be a good idea to add some visual
> assistance to it, like some colors (see: zim_tree_with_color.jpg).
> What do you think? :)
> Regards,
> Felix
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