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


From   Morten Andersen <mandersen@health.sdu.dk>
To   Statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: RE: Re: wishlist - active dataset name in title bar
Date   Wed, 02 Jun 2004 17:07:34 +0200

There is also a toolbar, and a status bar showing the current working
directory (on the Mac below the toolbar, on Linux or Windows at the bottom
of the application-specific window). Alternative platform-independent
placement for the name of the current dataset  would the status bar (center
or right?).

Morten

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> From: "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
> Reply-To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2004 10:56:19 +0100
> To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> Subject: 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
> 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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