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st: RE: Re: wishlist - active dataset name in title bar


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Re: wishlist - active dataset name in title bar
Date   Wed, 2 Jun 2004 10:56:19 +0100

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 
which dataset. 

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 

whatever.ado (c:\ado\... 

somethingelse.ado (c:...

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. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

David Vaughan
 
> On 01/06/2004, at 16:33, "Syed Gillani" 
> <syed@saudionline.com.sa> 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 
> titling.

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