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Re: Interaction between Journal and Page Index plugins


No, I don't plan to go back to the old layout. For various reasons I want
to separate these plugins in their own widgets.

What is not optimal now is that when you open a journal page, both indexes
go select the page and thus unfold the hierarchy for the journal. One
optimization I would like to make is that when opening a page it is
selected in either the journal pane or the index pane, but not both. That
way the journal hierarchy in the index remains folded.

Hiding the journal hierarchy completely is a no go. One reason is that is
would be ugly to implement. The more important reason is that I believe the
index should show the whole notebook, including special pages, because
hidden content can be confusing.



On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 4:12 PM Ringo P <ringo@erratica.solutions> wrote:

> I have a question about the way these two plugins interact and how it's
> changed for me since moving to the 0.7 series, and whether there might
> be any further changes (or reversions?) possible.
> Previously if the journal plugin and index plugin were both activated at
> the same side of the screen they would squeeze themselves into one tab,
> the journal would place a calendar above the file tree displayed by the
> index plugin. Now the journal and the index plugin exist in separate
> tabs and the calendar has its own file tree. I can see the logic in the
> switch but it's created a redundancy. If I'm switching from my journal
> to the main body of my notebook I now have to switch twice, first onto
> the index tab and then to scroll past the journal entries in the index
> pane. Towards the end of the month that can be a fair old scroll,
> towards the end of the year even more so. I know, I know, in the grand
> scheme of things this is relatively trivial but I use Zim loads it's
> been bugging me. Maybe I need to get out some more.
> Does anyone else see this as a problem?
> Would it be possible to switch it back to the old layout? Or failing
> that would it be possible to add an option to hide the journalling
> namespace in the index pane?
> Ringo
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