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  • #9163

    XXCloneMan
    Member

    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
    of myself.

    * * *

    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?

    #9164

    CrashNBurn
    Member

    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:
    e.g. “C:UsersFoobar…”

    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.

    #9165

    flamerz
    Member

    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!

    #9166

    Yutaka Emura
    Keymaster

    Hello XXCloneMan,

    You can change those settings on the File tab of configuration Properties —

    – Show File Name with Full Path
    – Without Full Path if Not Active

    checkboxes.

    Thank you!

    #9167

    CrashNBurn
    Member

    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.

    #9168

    XXCloneMan
    Member

    😎 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.

    #9169

    CrashNBurn
    Member

    [OT]
    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:

    AB-Edit.exe
    boxertexteditor.exe
    codelite-1.0.2893.exe
    CodelobsterPHPEditionSetup3.6.3.exe
    CodePad41.exe
    ConTEXTv0_985.exe
    ConTEXTv0_986.exe
    CrimsonED__cedt-241.exe
    EditPlus__epp311_en.exe
    emed32_9.90.32.exe
    emed806epx.msi
    emed915ep32.msi
    emed917ep32.msi
    epp311_en.exe
    flexedit-2.3.1871.exe
    ideaIC-9.0.3.exe
    Install_H9.exe
    InType-0.3.1.734.exe
    JediEdit1018.rar
    jedit4.3pre17install.exe
    LC10_Setup.exe
    LopeEdit-setup.exe
    MagicEditor.exe
    metapad351.rar
    netbeans-6.9.1-ml-windows.exe
    NotePad2_4.1.24.rar
    Notepad2_Kliu.x86-32.rar
    NotePadSX_Setup.exe
    npp.5.4.5.Installer.exe
    pfe101.rar
    pn20101010.rar
    PSPad454en.cab
    RJ_TextEd.rar
    SciTE4AutoHotkey.rar
    srcEdit.rar
    SuperEdi-4.2.2.U.exe
    TextPlorerSetup125.exe
    tnp542le_uni.rar
    tnp600t015.zip
    TotalEditStd_5_2_8_install_en.msi
    txtProSetup.exe
    UltraEdit32.rar
    WinPEdit.zip

    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”.
    [/OT]

    Sorry for OT…

    #9170

    flamerz
    Member

    im editor adict too.

    [OT]
    just converted to emeditor after using:

    e-texteditor
    ultraedit/ultrastudio
    editpad pro

    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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