#921 Highlight Language In Use in Language Menu

Won't_Implement
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Neil Hodgson
SciTE (231)
2
2013-07-20
2012-03-28
Regent Aubertin
No

While editing a file of a type that is not part of the Language menu properties files , we can still have keyworld highlighting because this file type is (joined) to another language file.
or
Sometime, you try different Language filter on a file to select a close match for further modification...
It would be useful to Highlight the Language currently in-use so we do not have to go true the properties files to figure it out.

Discussion

  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson
    2012-03-28

    The current state is a composite of various settings and, as a whole, does not correspond to an item in the Language menu.

     
  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson
    2012-03-28

    • priority: 5 --> 2
    • milestone: --> Won't_Implement
     
  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson
    2012-03-30

    • assigned_to: nobody --> nyamatongwe
     
  • Sworddragon
    Sworddragon
    2012-09-30

    Is there a reason to not bind these settings to the relates menu entries?

     
  • Neil Hodgson
    Neil Hodgson
    2012-09-30

    Please explain the proposed behaviour in detail.

     
  • Sworddragon
    Sworddragon
    2013-07-20

    For example if I'm opening a python file the syntax highlighting will choose "Python". The feature request here is that after opening the menu entry "Language" there could be something like a circle to the left of "Python" so that we can see which syntax highlighting is applied to the related file.

     
    • Neil Hodgson
      Neil Hodgson
      2013-07-20

      Is it supposed to do anything if the user does not choose an item from the Language menu? How would that work? That is part of what I wanted by 'in detail'.

       
      • Sworddragon
        Sworddragon
        2013-07-25

        I think we have some sort of communication problem here. I will explain it with pictures. default.png is what SciTE currently looks and extended.png is what I would like to see.

         
        • Neil Hodgson
          Neil Hodgson
          2013-07-25

          What is the set of rules which determine which menu item to select?

          I don't think there is a sensible set of rules which would cover most uses of SciTE and will not cause users to be confused.

           
          • Sworddragon
            Sworddragon
            2013-07-25

            What is the set of rules which determine which menu item to select?

            I don't know how to solve this explicit in SciTE because I doesn't know the sourcecode of SciTE. I do just know that there is a logical relationship between autodetection and explicit setting of the syntax highlighting with a menu entry which should it make theoretically possible to implement this.

             
            Last edit: Sworddragon 2013-07-25