That would be fantastic ;) When most of the code is written.
Most of the time is then mostly spend on
placing cursor here and there and change number here or there fast.
Followed by manual insert of firebug script to see any error during page load where most of the code runs. Hit preview ( which is fantastic ;) thx for it ) and repeat the whole thing.
So majority of the project time I spend on cursor movement and tweaking than on coding. So this fast cursor would definitely save a lot of time.
But as I said I dont wanna be greedy here.
And I would be eternally graefull just for cut command in selection menu since I know how it feels when everyone wants everything and I completely understand you ;)
Thx for listening.
And thank you for fantastic support . To tell you the truth I never experienced such devoted developer listening to feedback.
Kudos for that too ;)
What about swiping on the text itself .
when not vertical scrollbar (zoomed in)
which is most of the time at least in my case.
swiping left and right on text does nothing. So maybe Ideal case for cursor movement
What you think ?
The true beauty of swiping the keyboard bar in pythonysta lies in fact that as you continue moving finger cursor continues moving replicating its speed and direction. the faster you swipe the faster and farther it moves cursor. So you can be pretty mobile within the line.
no need to remember multiple finger shortcut combos (tap double finger tab) which i always forget for special gui often covering text you wanna edit.
but the main reason i dont use it is that those tap combos plus cursor mowement eats more time than letting cursor fall somewhere near and just backspace to position do change and write deleted back..
with gui / gesture you need to swipe or tap 10 times to move 10 chars in case you change your mind while within the line or do multiple edits there. now compare that to ability to precisely point anywhere within line in half a second or less.
But thats just my subjective view and maybe I am completely wrong ;)
If you can check pythonista code editor on some ipad near you seriously check it out.
You need to see for youself to feel the difference.
You beat him in many other features but cursor is pretty clever there.
"by just simple finger" = "finger swipe over the whole bar(moves cursor in char increments left or right)
Thx for this feedback. You really care about your users :) As I said i will be eternaly gratefull for having at least cut option there without keyboard.
I often move my most currently most edited functions to top of the file so I dont need scroll around or scroll in functions list. And when moving text larger page the screen real estate used for selections is important.
Now what would be great if we can move functions code by tap and hold and move in functions list :) But I dont wanna be greedy here adding cut to selection optins will do for me.
On last thought. I just cant wait for additional keybord line with shortcuts that you plan for v 4.
now I often code in pythonista. What I love about its editor is how it handles precise cursor placement by just simple finger on its keyboard shortcuts bar.
Why is this great? well I have quite large fingers and with standard ios mag. glass i often dont see where the cursor really is.
Also often I need to tap 5 or more times to put the cursor where i want it.
Closing brackets without space before them are simply hard to place cursor there. placing cursor on end of the line works always thou. so i often rather spend one tap on end delete 2-3 char to get cursor where i intended change the code and write deleted chars again. this is simply faster than 5 or so hopeless attempts to place cursor somewhere in word without spaces.
Now the cursor swipe in pythonista solves all of this. plus..
That allowed me simple and fast cursor placement even when traveling by train or bus.
Well I didnt tried on horse yet .... :D Could be ultimate mobile coding test I guess.
Thx for your reply and decision to help us :)
I really appreciate it.
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