[Geany-Devel] Focus lost when last document closed

Pallai Roland pallair at xxxxx
Mon May 27 21:51:19 UTC 2013

A very simple implementation based on your comments:

I will patch geany-plugins too (treebrowser/projects) if you like it.

2013/5/27 Pallai Roland <pallair at magex.hu>:
> 2013/5/27 Dimitar Zhekov <dimitar.zhekov at gmail.com>:
>> On Mon, 27 May 2013 13:22:02 +0200
>> Pallai Roland <pallair at magex.hu> wrote:
>>> Do you agree that the problem exists and should be solved?
>> No. If Geany supported several main activities, such as browsing
>> interface objects and clicking on their event handlers to edit the
>> code behind, or browsing a database and clicking an object to edit
>> it's definition as SQL text, it would have made sense, because the
>> editor windows would have been specialized.
>>> Maybe I was very abstract here: I just want consistent widget focus
>>> when I close the very last document.
>> But not any other document... Attempting to marry activities with
>> Geany's general purpose text editors can't produce consistent results.
> Please forget word "activities", it has taken us too far from the point IMHO.
>> Aside from a plugin being unavailable, the widget from which a file was
>> open may be in an unsuitable state: for example a set of Messages,
>> which are not result of "Find in Files", or Scope Threads/Stack, after
>> the program was terminated.
> In worst case we give focus to the wrong widget. Not worse than lost
> focus, isn't it? If the implementation is simple and stable, why
> not..?
>>> How should I fix it?
>> For Messages, including "Find in Files" matches, you can assign
>> shortcuts for the "Next message" and "Previous message". Strangely
>> enough, the keys do not work if the last file is closed, although the
>> menu items work just file. Bug?..
> It opens every file as I walk through results, definitely not what I
> want. Furthermore the shortcut really does not work if the last file
> is closed. :)

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