In the past, KTextEditor notified the user about externally modified files with a modal dialog. Many users were annoyed by this behavior.
Starting with KDE Frameworks 5.27, KTextEditor will show an embedded widget for external changes, see:
Dominik and me got the Akademy 2016 Award for our work on Kate and KTextEditor.
I want to pass that on to all other contributors of both the application and the framework: You all rock and people seem to appreciate our work!
Lets keep on improving our stuff and providing people with a very usable editor and editor component for various use cases.
Arrived at Berlin for Akademy/QtCon 2016, too ;=)
Already met some other KDE & Kate people, lets see how the week goes.
The KTextEditor Framework just got a new features for the next KDE Frameworks 5.24 release: A Text Preview on the vertical scrollbar.
If enabled in the options, the KTextEditor now shows a preview of the text when the mouse hovers over the scrollbar. The feature is available both when the minimap is used and also when the standard scrollbar is used. The text preview is only visible when vertical scrolling is possible.
This feature is enabled by default, and is also automatically available in Kile and KDevelop, so we hope this is useful to you!
For developers, to ensure this feature is off, the ConfigInterface of the View can be used through the config key “scrollbar-preview” of type bool.
And in addition to the preview in the scrollbar, it is now also possible to have a preview for folded code: Hovering over folded code pops up a preview of the hidden lines. When clicked, the code folding opens.
These features got added during the KDE Randa sprint, where around 40 KDE developers focus on improving KDE software and bringing KDE software to other platforms such as Windows and Mac OS. You can support us by donating through the following banner: 🙂