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bug #41221: GUI Editor could offer a blank script by default

Submitted by:  Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>
Submitted on:  Mon 13 Jan 2014 04:45:39 PM UTC  
 
Category:  GUI Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  3.8.0 Operating System:  Any

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Sun 26 Jan 2014 12:07:10 PM UTC, comment #9: 

Fixed with changeset
http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/2ea741d22554
in gui-release.

A blank script is created each time the editor becomes visible without open files.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Mon 20 Jan 2014 06:42:31 AM UTC, comment #8: 

Up to you guys to resolve. I personally don't have an opinion which way is best or whether it should be configurable or not. I guess most text editors will open a blank document if they weren't explicitly told to open a file.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Mon 20 Jan 2014 05:49:25 AM UTC, comment #7: 

Should this be the default behavor or a preference?

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Mon 20 Jan 2014 04:00:43 AM UTC, comment #6: 

Yes, based on your clarification I think this is different from bug #40551.

This bug is requesting for the GUI editor to have an empty document always open ready to type in unless there are existing files already opened in the editor from a previous session.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Mon 20 Jan 2014 03:25:56 AM UTC, comment #5: 

can we keep this separate from bug #40551?

Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>
Mon 13 Jan 2014 06:52:08 PM UTC, comment #4: 

from bug #40551:

So I think what you're asking for when you say "blank script by default" is you want the editor to have an unnamed document ready to start typing in, is that right? Currently if there are no files open the editor has a grayish background and the user has to click on the New button to create a new file and then begin editing.

it'd always be available upon startup, unless the preference
"Restore editor tabs from previous session on startup"
is set and indeed there was at least one tab left open from the previous session.

Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>
Mon 13 Jan 2014 05:42:37 PM UTC, comment #3: 

I've marked this as a duplicate of 40551.  I think that is the right place to deal with this.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Mon 13 Jan 2014 05:09:38 PM UTC, comment #2: 

Perhaps this would really be part of this?:
https://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?40551

John Donoghue <lostbard>
Project Member
Mon 13 Jan 2014 04:58:52 PM UTC, comment #1: 

What would a blank script template look like though?  A script really is whatever the user wants to put there.  A function has a more defined shape and so we offer a template for that.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Mon 13 Jan 2014 04:45:39 PM UTC, original submission:  

currently the default requires the user to create a new script to only then start typigin

Felipe G. Nievinski <fgnievinski>

 

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    Follow 8 latest changes.

    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2014-01-26 ttl StatusNone => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2014-01-20 mtmiller DependenciesRemoved dependency to bugs #40551 => -
    2014-01-20 mtmiller Severity3 - Normal => 1 - Wish
        StatusDuplicate => None
    2014-01-13 rik5 StatusNeed Info => Duplicate
    2014-01-13 rik5 Dependencies- => Depends on bugs #40551
    2014-01-13 rik5 StatusNone => Need Info

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