[Lazarus] IDE Spotter

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Sep 24 15:21:09 CEST 2018

On Mon, 24 Sep 2018, Mattias Gaertner via Lazarus wrote:

> On Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:00:59 +0200 (CEST)
> Michael Van Canneyt via Lazarus <lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, 24 Sep 2018, AlexeyT via Lazarus wrote:
>> > 1- If i hold Up/Down key (edit is focused), i dont get many up/down 
>> > moves in listbox.
>> > (only one move. Ubuntu 18 gtk2). 
>> Don't keep it pressed. press multiple times.
>> > 2- colors (red, green) are configurable? 
>> Yes. See "Tools - Options - Environment - IDE Spotter".
> Maybe add a small button for settings.

OK. How to open the settings dialog on a particular tab ?

>> This is actually documented in the Readme.txt file of the package.
>> The readme.txt is mandatory for lazarus packages. 
>> Seems like a waste of effort :(
> The readme.txt is for those browsing the folders, while the description
> in the lpk is for those installing a package.

The readme.txt is contained in the package files. 
So you can see it in the list.  This seems kind of redundant.

But I have referred to the readme in the description... Small effort after all.

>It's ok to use a
> short description and then point to the full description -
> location of your choice.
> And you can add a help button for users.

Nono, I think the window should be as minimalistic as possible.

I even think the settings button is already a violation of my almost 
non-existing esthetic feelings... :)


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