Right strategy for creating a new tab in the Editor

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Right strategy for creating a new tab in the Editor

Unread postby Dave Gehman » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:34 pm

What's the right strategy for creating a new tab / topic selection in the Editor -- and still be able to pick up editing where I left off in the old tab?

Scenario of what I want:
I'm busy editing one topic. I run across something that's in another topic that I'd like to see - for example, a target for a possible link in the topic I'm editing.
I right click on the topic that holds the possible target and select "Open in a new tab"
The topic that I'm editing stays put.
The new tab appears, the target topic populates the new tab.

Right now, all I can get is:
I'm busy editing one topic.
I right click on the target topic.
The topic I'm editing changes to the target topic.
The new tab opens and is (also) populated by the target topic.

I want to remain in the topic that I'm editing - I don't want the original tab to also change to the target topic.

How can I do that? I can open another copy of H+M, but the help file is locked by the first copy - I can't edit it. Ideally, I'd like to edit both the first topic and the target topic.
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Re: Right strategy for creating a new tab in the Editor

Unread postby Tim Green » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:14 pm

Hi Dave,

Currently you need to first park your current topic in an additional tab. Because of the way the tabs work, the first tab has a special status and all "browsing" happens there. That can't be changed at the moment.
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Re: Right strategy for creating a new tab in the Editor

Unread postby Dave Gehman » Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:02 pm

Tim Green wrote:Currently you need to first park your current topic in an additional tab.


Do this by right-clicking on the topic I'm editing and open in another tab?
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Re: Right strategy for creating a new tab in the Editor

Unread postby Dave Gehman » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:27 pm

Dave Gehman wrote:Do this by right-clicking on the topic I'm editing and open in another tab?


Um, yes...
...That seems to be the solution.
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Re: Right strategy for creating a new tab in the Editor

Unread postby DeWayne Rosene » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:07 pm

The Editor tab feature/function really needs improvement. Resetting focus to the first tab when switching between topics creates a lot of pain! Is changing this behavior even on the todo list?
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