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RE: st: problem pasting into command window with latest Stata update (WinXP)


From   "Grealy, Patrick J" <Patrick.J.Grealy@uth.tmc.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: problem pasting into command window with latest Stata update (WinXP)
Date   Tue, 18 Jul 2006 10:38:26 -0500

On the other hand, my co-workers and I are very grateful for restoring
the focus behavior in a recent Stata/Windows version update. Now, when
switching back to a Stata window from any other window the focus is set
in the Command window where it used to be prior to version 9. Thank you.
- Pat G.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Kevin Turner
Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2006 2:49 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: RE: st: problem pasting into command window with latest Stata
update (WinXP)

Michael Blasnik (michael.blasnik@verizon.net) writes:

>Since the update, I have found that when I paste multiple commands into
the 
>command window at once, they get concatenated into a single line,
causing an 
>error.  Prior to this update, I could paste several lines from a do
file 
>into the command window and they would each execute in turn.  Is this
some 
>new behavior or "feature" related to the most recent exe?  The help
whatsnew 
>file says:
>
>19. The Command window now has keyboard shortcuts reinstated from Stata
8. 
>Using Ctrl-Backspace to delete a whole word is an example.
>
>I have tried using various combinations of Ctrl, shift, and insert keys

>(which I seem to remember was needed in Stata 8 to get the multiple
lines to 
>work), but haven't found a solution.  Anyone else experience this
change? 
>Any solutions?
>
>While I'm mentioning this, I might as well ask about my biggest
interface 
>problem with Stata 9 (since 9.0) -- the Review window no longer
maintains a 
>highlight on a command after I double click it to make it re-run.  When
I 
>want to rerun a series of commands that are far back in the review
window I 
>need to scroll back each time and search for my place, making the
window 
>almost useless.  In Stata 8.x the review window would keep your place
and 
>maintain highlighting.  Is there any fix to this?


Pasting multiple commands into the Command window was indeed removed in
the
latest update to prevent scenarios that would have caused bugs with the
Command
window, given the recent changes to include standard Windows keyboard
shortcuts. We regret any inconveniences this may have caused.  After
multiple
commands have been tested and verified, it will be reintroduced in a
future
executable update.

You're unlikely to find a trick to submit them. Using a previous
executable or
submitting commands via the DoFile editor are your best bets until the
update
resolves this issue. 

Also, the usefulness of the Review window is something we are already
taking a
hard look at, but there is no reason why the selection shouldn't be
retained
between double-clicks. This will be fixed in the next executable update.


Hope this sheds some light on the recent changes,

--Kevin
kturner@stata.com

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