[PyKDE] Few eric3 usability comments

Kirill Lapshin kir at lapshin.net
Thu May 6 07:08:01 BST 2004


Few small annoying things:

1. "Go to line" dialog has line number set to 1 by default. It would be 
nice to select the value, otherwise I am hitting Ctrl-G, starting to 
type say 23, hit enter, and then cursing why eric threw me to line 123.

2. When I hit "run script", and my file has syntax error, Eric nicely 
highlights error, but does not move cursor on that line. So I am 
starting to move cursor with arrow keys and... editor window scrolls 
back to position where my cursor originally was. It would be nice to 
move cursor to first error.

3. When autocompletion box appears it is quite hard to get out of it. I 
would expect that almost any operation, other than typing should close 
the autocompletion box. Currently I can't move cursor, can't navigate 
menu, can't use toolbar while autocompletion is open.

4. Another weird thing with autocompletion. It's not biggy, but it makes 
3 even more annoying. Suppose I am typing "foobar", I typed "foob", and 
my autocompletion box has just one choice left -- "foobar", I type "a", 
everything fine so far, I type "r", and for some reason autocompletion 
box is still open, even though I fully typed "foobar" already, there are 
no other identifiers starting with "foobar", so autocompletion is 
useless at this point, but box is still there. It makes 3 even more 
annoying because after I finished typing identifier I am more likely to 
do something else than typing, but open box prevents me from moving 
forward. I have to Esc out of it.


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