[PyKDE] Few eric3 usability comments

Detlev Offenbach detlev at die-offenbachs.de
Fri May 7 18:13:00 BST 2004


Am Donnerstag, 6. Mai 2004 07:06 schrieb Kirill Lapshin:
> Hello,
> 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.

Will add it to the wish list.

> 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.

Will add it to the wish list.

> 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.

That's a QScintilla thing. (s. separate email from Phil)

> 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.

Autocompletion is a QScintilla feature. All eric3 does is to configure 
it. Everything else is done by the underlying QScintilla editor widget.

Detlev Offenbach
detlev at die-offenbachs.de

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