[Geany-devel] New Feature(plugin OR geany self)

Jon Senior jon at xxxxx
Thu Sep 29 08:02:13 UTC 2011

On Thu, 29 Sep 2011 09:57:35 +0200
Jacques du Rand <jacquesdr at gmail.com> wrote:

> True true :P Was hoping to keep it as a surprise :D
> Okey here  it goes: (Keep in mind English is not my first language and
> I might  not paint the perfect mental picture) :P
> Feature Name:Heated Tabs
> Problem: By 2pm everyday I have about 10-25 different files open in my
> "Sidebar::open_files"
> I'm constantly jumping around between these files depending on what
> problem/section/module/type-of-work I'm CURRENTLY busy with.
> So i spend a fair amount of time 'searching' for the file i need o
> work with BUT at any snapshot of time I'm only REALLY accessing 2-4
> files  at most ( i.e some header files,1 bash script 1 c file etc).
> Most of the time its  one of the  last 3-6 files i accessed.
> Solution:Heated Tabs:
> In the treeview open document list we have [ ICON, FILENAME
>  So every time a document is activated we inc the
> ((GeanyDocument)doc->heat_count) and we then run through all open
> documents and make add a "red/hot/fire" icon similiar to the
> document-icon (maybe wider/longer) to the top 1-2 files.  and a
> Orange/medium-heat icon to the 3rd-4th most used document
> BottomLIne:
> Almost like a MRU(Most Recently Use) Cache for the Open Document list
> a which highlight/icon'ify the top 3-6  Documents in order ?
> Your thoughts ?

I want it! I need it!

I have exactly that problem at the moment, and just having something
that highlights the files in some way would be superb. Something to
make them stand out in the list.


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