Tabbed Editor Window

I voted “None of the above”, but I need to explain. A would like a
tabbed editor window, but I would also like to see an additional
feature. Some programs are now using Alt+~ (Alt and tilda) to cycle
through all active windows. This is a very useful feature and is very
natural, especially if you are familiar with the Alt+Tab to switch
between applications.

Brent

Hi Brent,

Thanks for your input. It is indeed a good idea. I myself am a big fan
of hotkeys.
One thing though. I am from Denmark (as AnyBody is) and the layout of
the danish keyboard makes the ~ character pretty horrible to use (alt-
gr+key). This could be the case too with other regional layouts.

Are there any particular reason to take the ~ (except for the fact
that it is used by other software)

Do you by any chance have any alternative suggestions for the key? For
instance

  • crtl-tab (I believe it is used in MS Visual studio, but to toggle
    between the latest two files/editors). Tab is nice because you can go
    back and forth with it including shift-tab.

  • ctrl-E or alt-E (E for editor). Letter is nice because similar
    functionality coul be made for the other view types. Or is it better
    to keep all views in one list.

Thanks again for your input. It is always nice and very valuable for
us to get such feedback.

Michael
AnyBody Support

— In anyscript@yahoogroups.com, “blulrey” <blulrey@…> wrote:
>
> I voted “None of the above”, but I need to explain. A would like a
> tabbed editor window, but I would also like to see an additional
> feature. Some programs are now using Alt+~ (Alt and tilda) to cycle
> through all active windows. This is a very useful feature and is
very
> natural, especially if you are familiar with the Alt+Tab to switch
> between applications.
>
> Brent
>

Hello Michael,
It is unfortunate that the Tilda is in a different location on the
Danish keyboard. On the US keyboard it is directly above the Tab, so
you do not have to move your thumb from the Alt key, and the index
finger is on Tab, and the middle finger is on Tilda. So without
moving any fingers or twisting your wrist, you can switch between all
open applications, and all active windows (of programs that support
Alt+~). On the US keyboard if it was anything other than Alt+~, you
would have to move your hand and it would not be any faster or easier,
and I would probably not use the hot key. Maybe Alt+q because “q” is
to the right of Tab, however that would be confusing since it’s Alt+~
in every other program. Even now, I am always hitting Alt+~ on
AnyBody because I am accustomed to it.

On the programs I’ve used, Alt+shift+~ cycles through active windows
in reverse order.

I am not familiar with the “gr” key. Or is that part of the Alt key
on the Danish keyboard?

I think it would be better to have all active windows on one list.
For example. if “e” was for editor, “m” for model view, and “c” for
chart, you would have to pause and determine which letter to hit,
instead of quickly cycling to the window you want.

If it were programmable for personal preference and region, that would
solve the problem. However, I’m sure that is not simple to implement
for you.

Brent

— In anyscript@yahoogroups.com, “AnyBody Support” <support@…> wrote:
>
> Hi Brent,
>
> Thanks for your input. It is indeed a good idea. I myself am a big fan
> of hotkeys.
> One thing though. I am from Denmark (as AnyBody is) and the layout of
> the danish keyboard makes the ~ character pretty horrible to use (alt-
> gr+key). This could be the case too with other regional layouts.
>
> Are there any particular reason to take the ~ (except for the fact
> that it is used by other software)
>
> Do you by any chance have any alternative suggestions for the key? For
> instance
>
> - crtl-tab (I believe it is used in MS Visual studio, but to toggle
> between the latest two files/editors). Tab is nice because you can go
> back and forth with it including shift-tab.
>
> - ctrl-E or alt-E (E for editor). Letter is nice because similar
> functionality coul be made for the other view types. Or is it better
> to keep all views in one list.
>
> Thanks again for your input. It is always nice and very valuable for
> us to get such feedback.
>
> Michael
> AnyBody Support
>
> — In anyscript@yahoogroups.com, “blulrey” <blulrey@> wrote:
> >
> > I voted “None of the above”, but I need to explain. A would like a
> > tabbed editor window, but I would also like to see an additional
> > feature. Some programs are now using Alt+~ (Alt and tilda) to cycle
> > through all active windows. This is a very useful feature and is
> very
> > natural, especially if you are familiar with the Alt+Tab to switch
> > between applications.
> >
> > Brent
> >
>

Hi Brent,

Maybe we can link it to the position on the keyboard rather than a
given character, since this is the essense.

I was really good to have your points of view. Be sure that we will
consider it seriously. It is a good idea

Thanks,

Michael
AnyBody Support

— In anyscript@yahoogroups.com, “blulrey” <blulrey@…> wrote:
>
> Hello Michael,
> It is unfortunate that the Tilda is in a different location on the
> Danish keyboard. On the US keyboard it is directly above the Tab,
> you do not have to move your thumb from the Alt key, and the index
> finger is on Tab, and the middle finger is on Tilda. So without
> moving any fingers or twisting your wrist, you can switch between
all
> open applications, and all active windows (of programs that support
> Alt+~). On the US keyboard if it was anything other than Alt+~,
you
> would have to move your hand and it would not be any faster or
easier,
> and I would probably not use the hot key. Maybe Alt+q because “q”
is
> to the right of Tab, however that would be confusing since it’s
Alt+~
> in every other program. Even now, I am always hitting Alt+~ on
> AnyBody because I am accustomed to it.
>
> On the programs I’ve used, Alt+shift+~ cycles through active
windows
> in reverse order.
>
> I am not familiar with the “gr” key. Or is that part of the Alt
key
> on the Danish keyboard?
>
> I think it would be better to have all active windows on one list.
> For example. if “e” was for editor, “m” for model view, and “c” for
> chart, you would have to pause and determine which letter to hit,
> instead of quickly cycling to the window you want.
>
> If it were programmable for personal preference and region, that
would
> solve the problem. However, I’m sure that is not simple to
implement
> for you.
>
> Brent
>
> — In anyscript@yahoogroups.com, “AnyBody Support” <support@>
wrote:
> >
> > Hi Brent,
> >
> > Thanks for your input. It is indeed a good idea. I myself am a
big fan
> > of hotkeys.
> > One thing though. I am from Denmark (as AnyBody is) and the
layout of
> > the danish keyboard makes the ~ character pretty horrible to use
(alt-
> > gr+key). This could be the case too with other regional layouts.
> >
> > Are there any particular reason to take the ~ (except for the
fact
> > that it is used by other software)
> >
> > Do you by any chance have any alternative suggestions for the
key? For
> > instance
> >
> > - crtl-tab (I believe it is used in MS Visual studio, but to
toggle
> > between the latest two files/editors). Tab is nice because you
can go
> > back and forth with it including shift-tab.
> >
> > - ctrl-E or alt-E (E for editor). Letter is nice because similar
> > functionality coul be made for the other view types. Or is it
better
> > to keep all views in one list.
> >
> > Thanks again for your input. It is always nice and very valuable
for
> > us to get such feedback.
> >
> > Michael
> > AnyBody Support
> >
> > — In anyscript@yahoogroups.com, “blulrey” <blulrey@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I voted “None of the above”, but I need to explain. A would
like a
> > > tabbed editor window, but I would also like to see an
additional
> > > feature. Some programs are now using Alt+~ (Alt and tilda) to
cycle
> > > through all active windows. This is a very useful feature and
is
> > very
> > > natural, especially if you are familiar with the Alt+Tab to
switch
> > > between applications.
> > >
> > > Brent
> > >
> >
>

Michael,
I look forward to having this feature. The tabbed editor window would
also be nice to have.

As a follow-up, I realized after my last post that Alt+q would be a
bad idea if a Mac version was ever created. The standard keys to quit
a Mac application are Alt+q (Command+q on Mac keyboard since the Mac’s
Alt key is called Command).

Brent

— In anyscript@yahoogroups.com, “AnyBody Support” <support@…> wrote:
>
> Hi Brent,
>
> Maybe we can link it to the position on the keyboard rather than a
> given character, since this is the essense.
>
> I was really good to have your points of view. Be sure that we will
> consider it seriously. It is a good idea
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michael
> AnyBody Support
>
>
> — In anyscript@yahoogroups.com, “blulrey” <blulrey@> wrote:
> >
> > Hello Michael,
> > It is unfortunate that the Tilda is in a different location on the
> > Danish keyboard. On the US keyboard it is directly above the Tab,
> > you do not have to move your thumb from the Alt key, and the index
> > finger is on Tab, and the middle finger is on Tilda. So without
> > moving any fingers or twisting your wrist, you can switch between
> all
> > open applications, and all active windows (of programs that support
> > Alt+~). On the US keyboard if it was anything other than Alt+~,
> you
> > would have to move your hand and it would not be any faster or
> easier,
> > and I would probably not use the hot key. Maybe Alt+q because “q”
> is
> > to the right of Tab, however that would be confusing since it’s
> Alt+~
> > in every other program. Even now, I am always hitting Alt+~ on
> > AnyBody because I am accustomed to it.
> >
> > On the programs I’ve used, Alt+shift+~ cycles through active
> windows
> > in reverse order.
> >
> > I am not familiar with the “gr” key. Or is that part of the Alt
> key
> > on the Danish keyboard?
> >
> > I think it would be better to have all active windows on one list.
> > For example. if “e” was for editor, “m” for model view, and “c” for
> > chart, you would have to pause and determine which letter to hit,
> > instead of quickly cycling to the window you want.
> >
> > If it were programmable for personal preference and region, that
> would
> > solve the problem. However, I’m sure that is not simple to
> implement
> > for you.
> >
> > Brent
> >
> > — In anyscript@yahoogroups.com, “AnyBody Support” <support@>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Brent,
> > >
> > > Thanks for your input. It is indeed a good idea. I myself am a
> big fan
> > > of hotkeys.
> > > One thing though. I am from Denmark (as AnyBody is) and the
> layout of
> > > the danish keyboard makes the ~ character pretty horrible to use
> (alt-
> > > gr+key). This could be the case too with other regional layouts.
> > >
> > > Are there any particular reason to take the ~ (except for the
> fact
> > > that it is used by other software)
> > >
> > > Do you by any chance have any alternative suggestions for the
> key? For
> > > instance
> > >
> > > - crtl-tab (I believe it is used in MS Visual studio, but to
> toggle
> > > between the latest two files/editors). Tab is nice because you
> can go
> > > back and forth with it including shift-tab.
> > >
> > > - ctrl-E or alt-E (E for editor). Letter is nice because similar
> > > functionality coul be made for the other view types. Or is it
> better
> > > to keep all views in one list.
> > >
> > > Thanks again for your input. It is always nice and very valuable
> for
> > > us to get such feedback.
> > >
> > > Michael
> > > AnyBody Support
> > >
> > > — In anyscript@yahoogroups.com, “blulrey” <blulrey@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I voted “None of the above”, but I need to explain. A would
> like a
> > > > tabbed editor window, but I would also like to see an
> additional
> > > > feature. Some programs are now using Alt+~ (Alt and tilda) to
> cycle
> > > > through all active windows. This is a very useful feature and
> is
> > > very
> > > > natural, especially if you are familiar with the Alt+Tab to
> switch
> > > > between applications.
> > > >
> > > > Brent
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

Hi Brent,

I had the feeling that ‘q’ being close to ‘quit’ might be a bad
choice:-)

Please notice that I cannot make any promises, even though it sounds
like a small thing. Our development plans are of course made long
ahead and taking in even small things here and there tend to mess up
the planning. Therefore, it is our strict policy not to promise new
features until they are part of final release.
Anyway, I will actively see if it can be fitted into the current
plans in some way (not the least because I like the idea a lot
myself - big fan of hotkeys).

Thanks again,

Michael
AnyBody Support

— In anyscript@yahoogroups.com, “blulrey” <blulrey@…> wrote:
>
> Michael,
> I look forward to having this feature. The tabbed editor window
would
> also be nice to have.
>
> As a follow-up, I realized after my last post that Alt+q would be a
> bad idea if a Mac version was ever created. The standard keys to
quit
> a Mac application are Alt+q (Command+q on Mac keyboard since the
Mac’s
> Alt key is called Command).
>
> Brent
>
> — In anyscript@yahoogroups.com, “AnyBody Support” <support@>
wrote:
> >
> > Hi Brent,
> >
> > Maybe we can link it to the position on the keyboard rather than
a
> > given character, since this is the essense.
> >
> > I was really good to have your points of view. Be sure that we
will
> > consider it seriously. It is a good idea
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Michael
> > AnyBody Support
> >
> >
> > — In anyscript@yahoogroups.com, “blulrey” <blulrey@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello Michael,
> > > It is unfortunate that the Tilda is in a different location on
the
> > > Danish keyboard. On the US keyboard it is directly above the
Tab,
> > > you do not have to move your thumb from the Alt key, and the
index
> > > finger is on Tab, and the middle finger is on Tilda. So
without
> > > moving any fingers or twisting your wrist, you can switch
between
> > all
> > > open applications, and all active windows (of programs that
support
> > > Alt+~). On the US keyboard if it was anything other than
Alt+~,
> > you
> > > would have to move your hand and it would not be any faster or
> > easier,
> > > and I would probably not use the hot key. Maybe Alt+q
because “q”
> > is
> > > to the right of Tab, however that would be confusing since
it’s
> > Alt+~
> > > in every other program. Even now, I am always hitting Alt+~ on
> > > AnyBody because I am accustomed to it.
> > >
> > > On the programs I’ve used, Alt+shift+~ cycles through active
> > windows
> > > in reverse order.
> > >
> > > I am not familiar with the “gr” key. Or is that part of the
Alt
> > key
> > > on the Danish keyboard?
> > >
> > > I think it would be better to have all active windows on one
list.
> > > For example. if “e” was for editor, “m” for model view,
and “c” for
> > > chart, you would have to pause and determine which letter to
hit,
> > > instead of quickly cycling to the window you want.
> > >
> > > If it were programmable for personal preference and region,
that
> > would
> > > solve the problem. However, I’m sure that is not simple to
> > implement
> > > for you.
> > >
> > > Brent
> > >
> > > — In anyscript@yahoogroups.com, “AnyBody Support” <support@>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Hi Brent,
> > > >
> > > > Thanks for your input. It is indeed a good idea. I myself am
a
> > big fan
> > > > of hotkeys.
> > > > One thing though. I am from Denmark (as AnyBody is) and the
> > layout of
> > > > the danish keyboard makes the ~ character pretty horrible to
use
> > (alt-
> > > > gr+key). This could be the case too with other regional
layouts.
> > > >
> > > > Are there any particular reason to take the ~ (except for
the
> > fact
> > > > that it is used by other software)
> > > >
> > > > Do you by any chance have any alternative suggestions for
the
> > key? For
> > > > instance
> > > >
> > > > - crtl-tab (I believe it is used in MS Visual studio, but to
> > toggle
> > > > between the latest two files/editors). Tab is nice because
you
> > can go
> > > > back and forth with it including shift-tab.
> > > >
> > > > - ctrl-E or alt-E (E for editor). Letter is nice because
similar
> > > > functionality coul be made for the other view types. Or is
it
> > better
> > > > to keep all views in one list.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks again for your input. It is always nice and very
valuable
> > for
> > > > us to get such feedback.
> > > >
> > > > Michael
> > > > AnyBody Support
> > > >
> > > > — In anyscript@yahoogroups.com, “blulrey” <blulrey@> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > I voted “None of the above”, but I need to explain. A
would
> > like a
> > > > > tabbed editor window, but I would also like to see an
> > additional
> > > > > feature. Some programs are now using Alt+~ (Alt and
tilda) to
> > cycle
> > > > > through all active windows. This is a very useful feature
and
> > is
> > > > very
> > > > > natural, especially if you are familiar with the Alt+Tab
to
> > switch
> > > > > between applications.
> > > > >
> > > > > Brent
> > > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
>