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#255 Split view ergonomy

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nobody
5
2010-01-19
2010-01-19
peonpsud
No

When viewing the page in split mode, it would be nice to have the source code positionned at the same place than what we are editing in the WISIWIG part. As it is now, we have to scroll down the source code and manually look for what we need, which quickly becomes very tedious.

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  • romantoo
    romantoo
    2010-01-23

    I think what you describing is called synchronous navigation.

    What version are you using? 0.8b1 shows source code of an element selected in the design view, which sucks big time, in my opinion. I must be able to see the entire source code in split view mode.

     
  • peonpsud
    peonpsud
    2010-01-26

    Yes, that's it.

    I tend to agree with you, particularly when I have to modify the boudaries of the block. This restricted view of the source code mostly annoy me when I want to merge several lines into a single <p> or <div> element. I can see only one of those lines in the code part of the split view and thus cannot remove unwanted boundaries without switching to full code view and scrolling to the right spot. This is an issue because Kompozer doesn't seem to be able to include a block into a single pair of boundaries and puts a tag at the beginning and end of each line.

    Still, this kind of display seems to be popular and certainly has its merits. It would just be nice to be able to navigate the full code more easily (for instance from the WYSIWYG part) ;)

     
  • Philip Goddard
    Philip Goddard
    2010-01-28

    Yes, I add my weight to this request. Split view is already great in many ways, but it is limiting and frustrating that I can see only the currently selected or focused element and not its context. It would be better from my standpoint if the current element were highlighted and prominently positioned, but the context all be there - particularly as at the moment the Source view doesn't seem to have any connection with the Design view, so if I have any element selected in Design view the Source view still opens at the top of the page (a deficiency that I hope will be rectified.

    Indeed, if the Split view were got to operate in the way that we want, I'd have thought that the additional Source view would be completely redundant, as, for me, it very nearly is now (I use Notepad++ at the moment when I really want a full source view, as then I get proper colour coding and collapsible structure).

     
  • romantoo
    romantoo
    2010-01-28

    I agree with Philip. If the split view is improved, there will be no need for the separate source view because one could just resize (by manually dragging the divider or by pressing a button) the panel splitter and get to work with just source code or just WYSIWYG panel.