clearing the session manager

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clearing the session manager

PostPosted by drab » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:27 pm

Whenever I clear or a load a workspace, it also clears the session manager.

I wish it wouldn't do that, because sometimes, i like to scroll up and re-use an old line, or something to the clipboard.

Could you separate that out, and maybe have a separate )clearsm command?
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Re: clearing the session manager

PostPosted by forummaster » Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:39 pm

The previous session is still available, just in another workspace tab. There are already User Preferences (greyed out = not implemented as yet) for whether or not you want a "New tab on )CLEAR" and "New tab on )LOAD". At the moment, both are checked and are the default (and not changeable). I think this is what you are asking about. If so, it's on the list.
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Re: clearing the session manager

PostPosted by drab » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:48 am

The ws tabs work fine. Thanks.

One tiny suggestion ...

When you start a new tab after a ws load, the top line says SAVED ...

It would be clearer if you cut it off 1 line earlier, so it shows which ws you loaded, and the next line says SAVED.
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Re: clearing the session manager

PostPosted by forummaster » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:19 am

Done. Please test this with the latest beta version and let me know how it looks.
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Re: clearing the session manager

PostPosted by drab » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:28 am

In the latest beta, every entry is a SYNTAX ERROR.
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Re: clearing the session manager

PostPosted by forummaster » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:57 am

drab wrote:In the latest beta, every entry is a SYNTAX ERROR.

I've downloaded the same files (both 32- and -64-bit) and can't reproduce this error. The files I downloaded are as follows:

Code: Select all
Name                         Size         Date
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NARS2000-Build1582-32.zip    2,142,573    11/30/2016  12:25:10
NARS2000-Build1582-64.zip    2,331,373    11/30/2016  12:25:19

Please check this against the ones you have on your local disk.
Also with which version did you encounter this problem: 32- or 64-bit?
Any other details you can provide to help me diagnose the problem would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: clearing the session manager

PostPosted by drab » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:00 pm

I did it again, and it worked fine. Thanks.
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Re: clearing the session manager

PostPosted by drab » Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:17 am

There's one little thing that keeps annoying me about the SM ...

I often want to double right click on a function name to edit it.

But if the clicks are not fast enough, then the first right click opens a popup menu window which blocks the second click.

I have to either click very fast, or click 3 times while moving the mouse. Ugh.

Possible solutions:
[1] delay the popup menu a second or two
[2] offset the popup window a few pixels to the right and/or down
[3] don't show the popup window if there is a character under the click
Maybe doing all of them would be best.
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Re: clearing the session manager

PostPosted by forummaster » Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:13 pm

drab wrote:There's one little thing that keeps annoying me about the SM ...

I often want to double right click on a function name to edit it.

But if the clicks are not fast enough, then the first right click opens a popup menu window which blocks the second click.

I have to either click very fast, or click 3 times while moving the mouse. Ugh.

Possible solutions:
[1] delay the popup menu a second or two
[2] offset the popup window a few pixels to the right and/or down
[3] don't show the popup window if there is a character under the click
Maybe doing all of them would be best.

The speed to which double click reacts is not under control of the SM. Instead, you may change it from within the Control Panel on your system.

I don't know which version of Windows you are running, but on my Win10 Pro system, in Control Panel click on

"Devices"
"Mouse & Touchpad"
"Additional mouse options"
"Buttons"
"Double-click speed"

Also, although this has nothing to do with double-click speed, within NARS2000 you may switch the left- and right-double-click buttons via

"Edit | Customize | User Preferences | Reverse double-click:"
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Re: clearing the session manager

PostPosted by drab » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:09 am

It would be nice to have some better defaults, and perhaps customizable options, about the size and placement of the panels in the window.

Currently, the SM opens in the top left of the window, and it is about 3/4 of the total height and total width. Then, editing panels get cascaded over that, and are usually slightly smaller. And there is usually a lot of unused space covered up when editing small functions.

I usually prefer the editing panels to be on the right side of the window, so they cover up less of the SM. An optimum arrangement might be to open the first editing panel just below the SM, but to the far right. Then, additional editing panels could be cascaded further down and left (instead of further down and right).

Also, I usually prefer the editing panels to be small if the function is small. An optimum arrangement might be to have a customizable number of blank pad spaces beyond the longest line, and number of blank lines under the last line. Naturally, there would be a maximum panel size with scroll bars if the edited function is large.

There might also be options for how big the SM should initially be, like maybe a vertical and horizontal percentage of the window.
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