[Qt-creator] Some thoughts about 2.5

Typz thetypz at gmail.com
Wed May 30 18:42:55 CEST 2012


Regarding the "focus" issue, i have a quite simple patch which solves this:
when opening an editor, it checks if there is a view showing the same file
already and re-uses it if found; otherwise, the current view is updated.

It all happens here: https://codereview.qt-project.org/27493
Should this be the standard behavior, or should there be an option (and
where) ?

Best regards,


On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 7:10 PM, Jonathan S. Shapiro <shap at eros-os.org>wrote:

> Geronimo:
> I welcome your suggestions and questions about QtCreator, but I am finding
> your posts very disruptive to read. I would like to make two suggestions:
> 1. Please try to avoid strongly negative value words, except where they
> describe a technical problem. Words like "caponize" have no place in a
> productive technical discussion.
> 2. I think that your requests and goals would be clearer if you focus on
> what it is you want to have happen in QtCreator, rather than on the details
> of your background and your specific project. For example: "When I do
> <action>, I would like QtCreator to be doing XYZ". Making those
> descriptions simpler and more focused, and avoiding distracting details,
> will make it easier for people to understand what you suggest. That will
> allow them to evaluate your suggestion[s] more effectively.
> For example, here are three features that I would really like to see:
> 1. Given a selection, an entry on the right-click menu that will let me
> see all of the keyboard shortcuts that I could be using for that selection.
> I'm pretty new to QtCreator, and I keep seeing emails go by that say "oh,
> just use the XYZZY shortcut". It would be really nice to have a way to see
> what shortcuts are relevant in a more localized way. Don't know how
> easy/hard this would be.
> 2. When following symbol definition: if the file is already open in
> another window, move to the definition in that window and shift the focus
> to there.
> 3. An option I could set somewhere to prefer that the result of any
> "context changing" operation (find symbol and so forth) occur in another
> window.
> As you can see: each of these gives a clear description of what I want (or
> at least what I *think* I want). Others can now look at them and say
> "that's a dumb idea", or "hey, I want that too", or "that's too hard", or
> "that's doable, but it isn't as important as other things, and we're
> probably not going to get to it."
> Keeping the discussion technical helps it move forward.
> Respectfully,
> Jonathan
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