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  • Navigate to bookmarks in code editor

    Alpha allows you to use bookmarks in the code editor:

    '//Some xbasic marker

    And you can navigate to it by clicking the Search icon/Goto Tab/Bookmarks/dropdown selection

    That requires 4 clicks and is a royal P.I.T.A. Is there a more direct way to navigate to a bookmark?
    Peter
    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

    Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
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    Re: Navigate to bookmarks in code editor

    Ctrl-f ?
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: Navigate to bookmarks in code editor

      Okay, but...
      Peter
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      • #4
        Re: Navigate to bookmarks in code editor

        Is there an xbasic method maybe?
        Peter
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        • #5
          Re: Navigate to bookmarks in code editor

          ctrl-g
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          • #6
            Re: Navigate to bookmarks in code editor

            Now we're getting close! Thx
            Peter
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            • #7
              Re: Navigate to bookmarks in code editor

              Can you not type in the input area next to the sun dial and click the arrow?
              thanks for reading

              gandhi

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              • #8
                Re: Navigate to bookmarks in code editor

                I use the next-to-sundial because ctrl-G get in the way. What I wouldn't give to put a {position=remember} in the code for that modeless dialog!! When I have alot/repetative searching I open that dialog and manually move it, but onesy-twoseys I use next-to-sundial box for finding text.
                Mike W
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                • #9
                  Re: Navigate to bookmarks in code editor

                  The thing is, you can jump to a function by clicking on the "dropup" at the bottom of the code editor. That can be very useful if you have a bunch of functions, particularly in a UX w. lots of JavaScript functions which is fairly typical, I think. But also in the code editor if you have lots of functions in a script or function. Why they don't have similar for bookmarks is beyond me. Using the "next to sundial" is okay I guess, but it doesn't allow me to jump to specific places. I have to remember where I want to go rather than a friendly bookmark which reminds me where I want to go. If I type in "sql" in the search, it may take me thru 2 or 3 dozen "sql" entries, which is not particularly helpful.
                  Peter
                  AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

                  Peter@AlphaBaseSolutions.com
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