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Re: [StrongED] Re: Fresh 4.69a7 installation

In message <ee2ff62153.old_coaster@old_coaster.yahoo.co.uk>
          Tony Moore <old_coaster@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 21 Feb 2013, Fred Graute <fjgraute@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > What would be nice to have is for the viewers to be saved
> > automatically when you close a project, that way the current state
> > could be preserved across sessions. I'm playing with a few ideas but
> > as yet nothing solid, suggestions welcome!
> I would welcome that.
> Often, I use StrongED to read text files, from Project Gutenberg, which,
> since they usually comprise several hundred pages, cannot be read at one
> sitting. Previously, I saved two shorcuts to the pinboard; one linking
> to the text, the other linking to a file in which I recorded the current
> line number - when I remembered to do so!

Would it not be easier, in this case, to keep the file loaded? StrongED,
by default, remembers loaded files when it's quit so that you can carry
on where you'd left off. If you quit with the file being iconised then
it will be re-opened iconised so keeping it won't get in your way much.

> On first saving the view, one would need to be able to rename the LoW
> file but, after that, I would like to see it saved automatically, inside
> StrongED, on quitting the parent window.

The downside of this is that it would only allow one such file to exist,
and StrongED would have to remember its name somehow.

> On loading any file, could StrongED check for the presence of a relevant
> LoW file and, if there, adopt its parameters? If so, this would enable a
> file to be opened, maintaining the same view. without user intervention.

Interesting idea but how will StrongED know which LoW file pertains to
the file being opened? If an LoW file opens a file with parameters then
things are easy but if you open a file and StrongED has to find the
parameters somewhere things get more complicated.

Your idea would work if there was only LoW file, basically an extended
file history, but it would prevent a project oriented way of working.


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