Multiple docs open

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odeon
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Multiple docs open

Post by odeon » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:53 am

Hello,

I've come across an annoying change in behaviour when having opened more documents (and tabs) in Oxygen Editor than the width of the editor window will allow, starting from version 10.

Let's say that I want to apply a transformation scenario on a dozen or so XML documents, one by one and checking the result in the editor for each one, starting with the rightmost tab. (I've opened the dozen XML docs by marking them in an explorer window and then right-clicking Open.)

When I apply the scenario, it opens the result document to the right of the starting document. I click on that tab and check the result, and then close the document. Earlier (v9) the focus moved back to the previous document (the one I started out from) which was very handy because I could then close it and the focus would movee to the nearest tab to the left.

Now it moves instead to the rightmost *visible* document tab, that is, the last tab visible the right in the editor window without having to scroll further to the right. I have to move focus back to the document I started out from, in order to close it.

This is extremely annoying if I have a stylesheet I need to apply to multiple documents, checking the results and closing the result and then the original, and moving to the next document in queue.

I hope i have managed to explain the problem sufficiently.

Is there something I have missed, or is this a bug?

Best regards,

Ari Nordström

piotrb
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Re: Multiple docs open

Post by piotrb » Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:16 am

I'd like to add that I find this behaviour rather annoying as well. It cost me reopening accidentally closed tabs or just getting confused sometimes. And clicky-clicking to the last-but-one tab. There is a way around this: repeat Ctrl-Tab twice.

But it just doesn't look right, it is so very counterintuitive right now.

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Re: Multiple docs open

Post by sorin_ristache » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:54 am

Hello,
odeon wrote:Now it moves instead to the rightmost *visible* document tab, that is, the last tab visible the right in the editor window without having to scroll further to the right. I have to move focus back to the document I started out from, in order to close it.
I see that after closing a file tab the list of file tabs is scrolled automatically to the left and the title of the focused file tab is not visible. But the focus remains in the document you started out from (the document at the right end of the list of file tabs) as you can see in the title bar of the Oxygen window and in the status bar. It is just not visible anymore in the list of file tabs because the list is scrolled automatically to the left. If you scroll the list to the right with the small arror button you can see that the focus remains in that document. So you don't need any Ctrl+Tab action. We will fix the problem so that the focused file tab is visible in the list of file tabs.


Regards,
Sorin

odeon
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Re: Multiple docs open

Post by odeon » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:18 pm

That would be great. It's a relatively minor issue but sometimes a great annoyance, when I have enough documents open.

Thanks.

odeon
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Re: Multiple docs open

Post by odeon » Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:07 pm

Any chance that this will be fixed in the next version? I just upgraded to 10.3 but the bug is still there. The focused file tab is not visible in the list of file tabs if there are more tabs open than can fit in the visible editor window, I've just closed a document and the focus should be on the rightmost file tab.

Thanks,

/Ari

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Re: Multiple docs open

Post by sorin_ristache » Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:54 pm

Hello,

It is a problem related with a third party library which we use for docking and floatable views. We cannot commit for a fix in the upcoming version of Oxygen but we have the issue logged in our internal system.


Regards,
Sorin

odeon
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Re: Multiple docs open

Post by odeon » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:34 pm

Ah, OK. Thanks.

Best,

/Ari

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Re: Multiple docs open

Post by odeon » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:16 pm

*bump*

Any chance of this problem getting fixed?

adrian
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Re: Multiple docs open

Post by adrian » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:56 pm

Hello,

We are working on integrating the latest version of the third party library(JIDE Docking Framework) which seems to have fixed the problem you reported.
If no severe problems are seen with this version it will be included in the next release version of Oxygen (11.2).

Regards,
Adrian
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