[texworks] Feature request: Window Menu show asterisk beside unsaved file names

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Thu Apr 15 12:24:15 CEST 2010

I wrote the last message thinking about user responses when they click
on the Tw menu: Help/"email to the mailing list",

I assume that someting like

mailto:tw at rw.com?subject=Message%20From%20TexWorks%20User

Is going on here, I have found that can bring a lot of stuff in with
unfoimratted questions, and as it also means many of the folk may
unaware that there is a searchible list of previous messages, is it
worht also having an item on the Help Menu to refer them to a page
that would introduce them to the message list, or even have a form to
be filled out to channel things a bit.

Or alternatively (quicker solution) What about adding a bit to the
call to mailto:  more can be added - try this in a browser window for
testing proof of concept, should work on most systems, definitely does
under Windows.

mailto:tw at rw.com?subject=Message%20From%20TexWorks%20User

mailto:tw at TwMadeUp.com?subject=Message%20From%20TexWorks%20User&Body=Please%20Help%20us%20help%20you%20by%20answering%20these%20questions.%0d%0a%0d%0a1.%20Your%20operating%20System:%0d%0a%0d%0a2.%20From%20Help/%20About,%20What%20is%20your%20version%20and%20revision%20number%20for%20Tw:%0d%0a%0d%0a3.%20Blah%20Blah%20

Perhaps Tw could insert the Tw release and ver number in that string?


On 15 April 2010 10:30, Paul A Norman <paul.a.norman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Since I first encountered Tw I have been  quite convinced that what
> you guys are doing with Tw is top notch, and your attitude to us users
> is making great progress possible.
> As the best suggestions are implemented Tw is going to fulfil its
> mission of helping people on Windows get into LaTeX ,as happened on
> Mac with the inspiration for Tw.
> Its now obvious that it has something to contribute to the Linux
> community as well.
> I am currently working on a reasonably large and complex document, and
> TeXWorks is my (can't just say editor) -- Publishing(?) environment of
> choice.
> This is becoming more and more so as the scripting environment
> develops and matures - that's what encouraged me about the potential
> for HTML driven user interfaces for more complex task support and
> LaTeX helps, in the Tw editor.
> I try to focus my requests around:
> 1. obvious Windows type transitions from Gnome or related type
> development (things like the Alt key access to menus that Windows
> users take for granted which someone has brought up here already),
> 2. and the small things that are easily overlooked in the busyness of
> development that will nark Windows users from their normal
> anticipations of how an application will operate.
> 3. Then features that will really make the Tw Environment rock!
> Keep up the good work!!!  It is really appreciated.
> paul
> On 15 April 2010 05:05, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> people keep flooding the mainling list faster than we can implement the
>> requests. This is kind of good, as it means that the general interest in
>> Tw is constantly increasing ;).
>> So, regarding your request:
>> Am 2010-03-31 11:41, schrieb Paul A Norman:
>>> TW.app.getOpenFileNames();  appears to return an array of filenames
>>> selected in a fileopen dialog box, but I can not locate any object or
>>> array that holds window objects for open windows, or an array of
>>> TW.target(s) that represent the open documents, is there one that I
>>> have overlooked  please?
>> I've just posted a patch on GC
>> (http://code.google.com/p/texworks/issues/detail?id=332). Fortunately,
>> this also made me find a bug in the lua plugins
>> (http://code.google.com/p/texworks/issues/detail?id=331).
>> Cheers,
>> Stefan

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