[texworks] HELP: Integrated Tw LaTeX2e Help dialogue
Paul A Norman
paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Thu Jul 1 07:38:30 CEST 2010
"Until Tw crashed (reproducibly) without obvious reason
to the user."
Was that with an unsaved new document or a general saved document please?
On 1 July 2010 17:28, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Am 2010-07-01 01:20, schrieb Paul A Norman:
>> On 1 July 2010 06:06, Jonathan Kew <jfkthame at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> On 30 Jun 2010, at 10:20, Stefan Löffler wrote:
>>>> * I find it rather odd that there are "Cancel" and "OK" buttons, with
>>>> the latter pasting the current selection automatically (without
>>>> indicating to do so), especially since there's "Paste Selection...".
>>>> IMO, a simple "Close" button would be sufficient. But that's probably a
>>>> matter of taste.
>>> I'd agree with this; even more so once it's a truly non-modal window, as it should eventually become....
>>>>> I also think this would be better as a non-modal Window rather than a Dialog, though I haven't experimented to know whether that's actually possible yet.
>>>> Curiously enough, the dialog is non-modal for me :O.
>>> Well, I should have said it's "semi-modal" for me; a sort of hybrid of behaviors. It remains on top of the document window, but as you say, it's still possible to interact with the document.
>> I like my semi modal dialogue :) -- that's is why I did not choose
>> modal for the form in Qt Creator!
> I liked it, too. Until Tw crashed (reproducibly) without obvious reason
> to the user.
>> It hangs around allowing needed interaction by the user between the
>> editor and the help information (even allows drag and drop), and
>> obvioiusly keeps the script running!
>> Best of all worlds!!!
>> Please be careful to fix it, withoiut breakling this great feature!
> This is no feature. This is a bug - simply because Tw can easily crash
> because of this. Don't worry, asynchronous scripting will (hopefully)
> come eventually, but probably not before the 0.4 release. Until then,
> dialogs must be modal to ensure the integrity of the program.
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