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  1. Linux Version

    Many people have already suggested they would like a Linux version of E. Alexander has stated that it is something he would eventually like to do. Add your support and/or comments for the idea here.

    422 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Being Able to save and load projects

      which has all the projects setting embedded into project file

      123 votes
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        8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        under review  ·  Adam VandenbergAdam Vandenberg responded

        Can you be more specific? How would you like such a feature to behave, exactly? Project settings are already embedded into a .eprj file in the project root.

      • E without cygwin!

        cygwin is great but It's a bit slow on windows, and feels like an uninvited guest in this environment. it would be great to have E editor working directly with windows shell. if ruby, python or any other scripting languages are needed they could be installed directly on windows.
        I know, technically, this might not be possible due to E architecture but if you are also pissed off with cygwin part of E you can show it by voting for this feature request!

        112 votes
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          Update: http://e-texteditor.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=13090#13090

          When you say you would like “E without Cygwin”, do you mean you would like the option to remove Cygwin and/or prevent it from installing entirely, thus accepting the fact that most, if not all, of the Bundle Commands will cease to work? Or do you mean you would like all of the Bundle Commands that are provided with E to work in Windows Native mode, thus completely negating the need for Cygwin?

          Given that most, if not all, of the Bundles are a product of the Textmate community, rather than the TextMate developer, I think it is unrealistic to expect the one and only E developer, i.e., Alexander, to port them all. Additionally, who would then port any subsequent updates to the TextMate bundles? Really, it should be up to the E community to port any Bundles it feels could benefit from being “Windows Native”.

        • Visual Studio-style auto-completion

          Currently I have to press escape to show auto-completion options. This is a highly repetitive (and a problem as a sufferer of RSI) since I potentially want to auto-complete every word I type.

          My suggestion is for the auto-completion list box to appear automatically whenever there is one or more possible completions after typing the first character of a word, as it is done in Visual Studio.

          98 votes
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          • fullscreen

            just a fullscreen mode.

            simple enough :)

            87 votes
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            • Split editor

              A feature similar to MS Word that would allow you to split your editor window in two so you can edit more that one part of the script at the same time.

              An example would be the ability to edit line 500 while still referencing line 24 in a split window.

              85 votes
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              • Scroll below end of document

                Using the mouse wheel should allow me to scroll the document far enough to where the end of the document ends up at the top. This feature (as seen in TextPad) allows me to scroll enough to view the end of the document to a comfortable viewing area in the middle, rather than at the bottom of the screen.

                54 votes
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                • intergrated ssh client that follows ftp current directory

                  To allow one to do more complicated remote server interaction while editing/creating server files related to web frameworks like and including django.

                  47 votes
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                  • Move files and folders on FTP project

                    Right now I have to use my FTP client to relocate files and folders, would be nice if I could just drag them around in my project panel.

                    43 votes
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                    • FTP action queue (Program not hanging when uploading)

                      As of now, when you are working on a remote project, the program will halt/lock/freeze, when an FTP action is in progress. That means, when you save a file, you cant do anything until it is completely uploaded, or when you unfold a folder in the treeview, the program will hang until it is finished.

                      This progress, for some reason, often takes quite a few seconds.

                      If these actions could be added to a FTP queue, you would have the possibility to work on other files while the current file is uploaded, or whatever is taking so long time with…

                      39 votes
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                      • service

                        To speed E Text Editor up, just add a background service that load the editor in the ram so it loads instantly on demand!

                        34 votes
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                        • remove trailling spaces when saving

                          Remove trailling spaces when pressing on CTRL+S

                          Could be an option of course :-)

                          33 votes
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                          • 30 votes
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                            • Document Map

                              I really like the idea of the Minimap tool in Sublime Text (http://www.sublimetext.com/). Could the Symbols feature in E be extended somehow to have a Document Map view that could highlight the detected symbols, as well as serving as an overall visual of the text document?

                              29 votes
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                              • Pressing END should jump to the end of the *visual* line

                                1. Standard behaviour for END is to jump to the end of a line, but if that line is wrapped, then the caret jumps to the end of the visual line that I'm on, not to the end of the actual line, which is what E does.

                                2. On a single line with following tabs/spaces, pressing END key should jump to the end of the visual line too, not to the end of whitespace, just like he HOME key does.

                                28 votes
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                                • be able to chose theme based on file types

                                  It is simple: Certain themes are better for certain languages. For instance I would love to use the theme titled "RailCasts" for CSS because of the great highlighting and coloration. But I would rather use "Monokai" or "Sunburst" for html and "IdleFingers" for PHP....

                                  Enough said. It's a simple concept

                                  27 votes
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                                  • Bind Local and Remote Projects

                                    I love working remotely, but I wish I could save a local copy at the same time so I don't have to download the entire project each time.

                                    25 votes
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                                    • SFTP Support

                                      Support for secure FTP servers.

                                      21 votes
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                                      • Elastic Tabstops

                                        Help bring about the end of the war between tabs and spaces! Elastic tabstops have the best features of both:

                                        http://nickgravgaard.com/elastictabstops/

                                        21 votes
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                                        • E should really save session data periodically (tabs & folder tree)

                                          Since we use e as a productivity tool, this is something that personally I consider foundamental.
                                          As e ofter crash, it is really painful having to reopen tabs and folder in project pane.

                                          Please please implement this status saving functionality instead of focus on new features, like the diff tool

                                          Thanks

                                          16 votes
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