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st: RE: Re: wishlist - active dataset name in title bar
The principle of uniformity across platforms
is very important in Stataland, but not
an absolute. There are now lots of platform-specific
features, often tiny details which make things just
a little easier.
I wouldn't want StataCorp to put something like
this on the Mac version if it was alien to that
OS, but at least for Windows, this seems natural
and useful to me. I often have multiple Statas open, and even
with two I can get confused on which is using
On the specific problem, one answer is
provided by my favourite text editor.
At present I have multiple copies of that
open and the bars show names like
In short, the filename should go first
and the rest of the path afterwards. There
is almost never enough space for more than
a bit of the full name, but there is usually
enough space to provide some useful information.
> On 01/06/2004, at 16:33, "Syed Gillani"
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I mean that the Title bar (the top blue bar in stata window
> that reads
> > "Intercooled Stata 8.2") should mention the name of current
> dataset in
> > memory, like "Intercooled Stata 8.2 (abc.dta)" for the
> first window and
> > "2-Intercooled Stata 8.2 (lmn.dta)" or "3-Intercooled Stata 8.2
> > (xyz.dta)"
> > for other windows, if one has multiple sessions running.
> No thanks, because it is not a general solution for supported Stata
> platforms. I am quite happy to see the file name as the header of the
> Results window for the active data set but putting it in the
> title bar
> that reads "intercooled Stata 8.2" becomes the menu bar on Mac. Names
> somewhat longer than "abc.dta" e.g.
> "Intercooled Stata 8.2 - Capacity Mid-range November 2003 set 2.dta"
> do not work quite so well on the menu bar! Please stick to window
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