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12347Re: Feature Request: Navigation Sidebar

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  • Dougly
    May 18 4:17 PM
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      Terrific! Thank you

      I do note that I was wrong about Nerdtree and mice. A drawer would be
      cool, but many thanks for all the features already in there.

      On May 18, 1:09 pm, björn <bjorn.winck...@...> wrote:
      > On 17 May 2011 20:50, Dougly wrote:
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      > > I'm with Sven this feature would be awesome,
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      > > VIM is simply the best text editor, and discovering macvim is a
      > > highlight of my burgeoning mac experience. However Nerdtree is not
      > > really the solution I'm looking for. Ideally I'd love a VIM plugin for
      > > textwrangler or notepadd++ (windows program). navigating projects
      > > isn't as beneficial by command, but rather by mouse.
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      > > Using commands to navigate in file is tremendous, it saves oodles of
      > > times because we do it a LOT, doing so between files is difficult,
      > > having to open nerdtree, navigate over, find the file (in what is not
      > > a very good layout) and then go back/close nerdtree is the opposite of
      > > efficiency, it's the dogmatic adherence to a paradigm. (obviously in
      > > non-gui examples nerdtree is awesome).
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      > > Anyhow, it's simply a request (although not a simple request) and
      > > while sven and I would obviously use and appreciate it, I appreciate
      > > the work the authors do already and if they don't see value in the
      > > request I won't expect to see it added.
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      > Something is in the works [1].  I'm only somewhat involved in this at
      > the moment, but hopefully I'll get some time during the summer to work
      > on MacVim at which time I'll start thinking about file browsers
      > properly.  (No, it won't be hosted in a drawer window when it is done
      > -- I am working on putting it in a view inside the main window.)
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      > To those of you who don't get the point of this feature (like I used
      > to): this is apparently considered one of the major missing features
      > for people who are coming from other editors (mostly TextMate as far
      > as I can tell).  Judging by Twitter and blog activity this group is
      > quite substantial (or maybe just vocal ;-) so I feel it is worthwhile
      > to cater to their wishes.  Hopefully this will generate even more
      > interest in Vim.
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      > Björn
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      > [1]https://github.com/alloy/macvim/commits/file-drawer

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