[texworks] Tabs in the future?
cddesjardins at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 17:38:06 CEST 2010
I think that tabs might be a nice feature as well. However, the thing that I
like about TeXworks more than other LaTeX editors is that it is lightweight.
It runs fast, loads fast, and the previewer is fast. I prefer speed and the
lightweight nature over additional features, if there's a tie, especially
since they are so many other LaTeX editors with tons of features including
On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 7:31 PM, TeXWorld <texworld at laposte.net> wrote:
> Le 03/09/2008 09:52, Jérome Laurens a écrit :
>> tabs definitely make sense but they can come in different flavours and
>> they must be adapted to texworks design.
>> There are 3 kinds of tex documents, the single, the compound and the
>> complex ones.
>> A single TeX document only contains one TeX file.
>> A compound TeX document contains one master TeX file that includes many
>> different TeX files.
>> All other cases are complex TeX documents.
>> Here the auxiliary files are not considered as real part of the document.
>> A user will have many text windows open at the same time either when
>> different TeX documents are edited
>> or when different TeX files of the same TeX document are edited.
>> Tqbs will be suitable for the latter but not really for the former.
>> Concerning the UI, XCode implementation of tabs is very efficient:
>> 1 - switching from one tab view to the other is made through a menu and
>> not the standard list of buttons
>> 2 - text windows can be splitted in order to display different text files
>> or different parts of the same text.
>> Finally, I would say that Tabs should be implemented with splitting views,
>> and for multipart TeX documents only
> On TeXworks'web page, this can be read : "Future plans : (...) full project
> Maybe it means that TeXworks will support multi tabs...
> Multi tabs in the text editor with single TeX document or master TeX file
> open means Multi tabs in the pdf viewer.
> I vote for multi tabs in TeXworks.
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