[Tshwanelex-l] 2 tlCorpus feature requests

David Joffe david.joffe at tshwanedje.com
Mon Feb 10 13:32:22 EST 2014

Hi Michael,

If you have a chance, you can try out the latest 'beta' build 
(version 1103 or higher .. note 'beta' versions are at the bottom of 
the download page for each software application on our site) .. it 
includes the following:

* A new tlCorpus option (in Tools / Options) to turn off the 
automatic 'whole word only search' option; it's slightly 
non-intuitive, but basically, toggling that option means you can 
also use the syntax I'd suggested first, i.e.:
(If you use that, just remember to turn the option back to its 
default again afterwards, or all searches will be 

Also in Tools / Options:
* New options to change width (or height) of the main search box 
(and the default width is now wider)
* New option "Tabs/OnDoubleClick" allows you to enable closing tabs 
by double-clicking on the tab [disabled by default]
* New option "Tabs/OnIconClick" allows you to enable closing tabs by 
clicking on the tab's icon [disabled by default]

So there are two options for enabling the tab closing: Double-click 
on tab, and single on tab's *icon* ... it's not immediately clear to 
me if this second option might be useful or more annoying (e.g. I 
found I kept accidentally clicking on the icon). Anyway, you can try 
either. These options are disabled by default as I'm not sure they 
might annoy existing users, and they're still slightly experimental. 
(The 'design' might seem slightly unnecessarily obscure (e.g. 
setting the option value to '0'), there was a reason I did it that 
way, it's that I have in mind that maybe in future we might 
potentially link other 'actions' to e.g. the double-click or 
whatever instead of 'close', but anyway, that's not important.)

* Right-click on 'tabs' now pops up a menu with a 'Close' tab option

 - David

On 10 Feb 2014 at 11:34, Michael Beijer wrote:

From:	Michael Beijer <michael at wordbook.nl>
Date sent:	Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:34:01 +0000
Subject:	Re: [Tshwanelex-l] 2 tlCorpus feature requests
To:	David Joffe <david.joffe at tshwanedje.com>
Copies to:	tshwanelex-l at mailman.yale.edu

> Hi David,
> I understand. Yes, double-clicking would be just as good!
> Michael
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> On Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 11:09 AM, David Joffe 
> <david.joffe at tshwanedje.com> wrote:
>     > (2) Yes, I currently use Ctrl+W to close the tabs. However, there 
>     are often times
>     > when have my mouse (well, Wacom tablet pen) in my hand and am 
>     doing something
>     > in the UI, and would then like to quickly close a tab or several 
>     tabs. In these cases, a
>     > little 'x' would be much quicker than having to put down my Wacom 
>     pen and click
>     > Ctrl+W.
>     Hm, what I might be able to implement reasonably 'easily' at this
>     point is an option to maybe allow e.g. double-clicking on a tab to
>     close the tab. (I mean, given the limited time available (i.e. for
>     'free changes'), it's something I can likely do relatively
>     'quickly', while e.g. a little 'x' or something, I know might be
>     better, but would be a bit more timeconsuming ... just looking for
>     possibly useful solutions that I can implement relatively quickly.)
>     - David

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