December 19, 2010 at 11:41 pm #9163
Hello everyone. My name is TheXXCloneMan.
I’m new here even though I’ve been using EmEditor for
almost two years. Due to silly mistakes, it took me
this long to become a member here so that I can post
my blabbing. I would like to be a frequent visitor
to this forum because I feel passionate about this
product. After all, programmers like me stay with
a text editor much of the day. The text editor is
probably the most important factor that determines
the comfort level (and therefore, the productivity)
of computer usage. I would like this great editor to
be even better. That’s why I want to be vocal about
my wishes and suggestions. OK, that’s the introduction
* * *
It may have already been discussed but I could not
find a thead that talks about the way EmEditor controls
the Title Bar (the very top line of the EmEditor display).
Some time ago, I noticed that the Title Bar of EmEditor
goes from “Full-path-of-the-text-file-being-edited” to
the generic “file-name-only-without-the-path” display
whenever the screen focus goes away from the window.
I’m sure it’s a deliberate design of EmEditor. But, for me,
it’s annoying. That’s especially true when I edit
a version of a text file and at the same time, its earlier
version side-by-side (two files with the same name in two
different directories). I rather want to see the
full path of the file even when I switch the screen focus.
How can I force EmEditor to keep the full-path dislay at
all time? If there is no way for the user to change the
Title Bar display behavior, what is the justification for
that?December 20, 2010 at 2:05 am #9164
I don’t know if it is possible, the reasons for it.
At least prior to Win7.
When EmEditor is foreground, you see the Full FilePath in the titlebar.
When EmEditor is background, when you look at the TaskBar items, you can see a nice short filename-only readable text. Whereas if it was still full path you would only be able to see useless information at the beginning of the path:
As far as comparing two files side by side, and keeping the “Path in the TitleBar” try this:
1) Menu: Window | Split
2) Drag the 4-arrow mouse pointer down to the statusbar, splitting your screen into half (and click once). Both sides of your screen now contain the current file, and both are able to be in different places of the file.
Take note, you can have up to 4 views of the file, or you can make the 2-way split horizontal instead of vertical by bringing the pointer over to the side of the Window & Left Clicking.December 20, 2010 at 11:42 am #9165
i can see the full file path in the main title bar.
im on xp and latest em version.
PD: wow.. im looking your company site and there are great tools. bookmarked!December 20, 2010 at 5:17 pm #9166
You can change those settings on the File tab of configuration Properties —
– Show File Name with Full Path
– Without Full Path if Not Active
Thank you!December 20, 2010 at 6:24 pm #9167
Ah, I couldn’t find it, but I only quickly glanced that particular tab, figured it would be under Tools/Customize/[Windows] or similiar.
Though I suppose having it under the other settings groups alllows you to customize it for different fileTypes… though I dunno if you would want to.December 20, 2010 at 7:12 pm #9168
😎 Thanks for the pointer.
Good tools never impose the designer’s idea to the rest of
the world. Every little (neat) feature like this should
be accompanied by a mechanism to disable it just in case
the intent of the feature does not fit the occasion.
Little features like this collectively make EmEditor
a GREAT product.December 20, 2010 at 7:49 pm #9169
I agree. My 3 favorite apps are highly customizable.
EmEditor, Opera and Total Commander. Even WinRar has a plethora of switches to enable almost every option (all options?) from the line-command — w/o necessitating the GUI.
With AutoHotKey, Opera is the hardest to manipulate externally due to it’s custom non-windows based controls/gui. I believe when I get more proficient with the internals of EmEditor, it will be the easiest (due to it’s built-in scripting and exposure of most/all? of EE’s internal commands).
I was suprised at finding it at version 8 or 9… I used to test TextEditors on a regular basis as none fully fit my needs. I don’t recall what search terms eventually brought it to my attention, but it wasn’t easy to find.
Some of the ones I’ve tested:
One’s still installed, NotePad2, TED’s NotePad (tnp), Code Lobster and of course EmEditor 😉
NotePad2 and Ted’s Notepad are for quick edits, and to have a distinct icon in the taskbar. NP2 annoys me with the non-fading [disk save] icon. Whether there are changes to the file or not it is clickable all day long. According to Florian that is a “feature”.
Sorry for OT…December 27, 2010 at 9:48 am #9170
im editor adict too.
just converted to emeditor after using:
nice to see that there are total commander users in forum too.
my another favourite tool is araxis merge. I cant live without it.
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