Messy Project panel

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    Charles, 2nd Feb 2014 2:01 pm

    Chami,
    1. This is a follow up on my previous posting regarding previewing
    PHP/SSI directly from Tools. In trying to follow the instructions you
    gave, I failed on the first attempt and I think that is partly the cause
    for a lengthy and messed up Projects panel.

    1. To give some background, I have a SSD for booting and a large HD for
      data. So the 'Local Folders' first list C:\ and E:\ and if expanded,
      all the folders and files that exist on those two drives. The icon for
      all this is 'orange', which I am or was hoping has some meaning.

    2. Immediately following is 'Network Folder' with a purple icon. Then a
      second line below is 'Create Virtual Folders', icon green. Within are
      the folder contained in the xampp\htdocs folder -- BUT --The php files
      opened from this list do not provide the correct path for executing the
      php parser.

    3. At the bottom of the Projects panel is another 'Local Folder' which
      is indeed the path to xampp\htdocs. All the folder/file icons in this
      group are orange.

    Q1 - Now with that lengthy background, can I safely remove that which is
    discussed in paragraph 3 above? I have noticed that if I right-click
    and select Remove on an orange folder or file it is gone, deleted from
    the drive. I had a similar question weeks ago, and the remove did not
    remove the files. Maybe contained in a virtual folder?

    Q2 - The Project panel lists every folder and file on the drive when the
    view is expanded for that drive. There are some folders/files that will
    just never be a part of an HTML document. Is there a way to reduce this
    listing without deletion from the drive?

    Q3 - If the answer to Q1 is No, is perhaps the easiest was to 'reset the
    Projects panel' to "out of the box" configuration, a total removal and
    re-install of Tools?

    Hope this has not been too much to figure out what I am asking.

    Charles

    • HTML-Kit Support, 3rd Feb 2014 10:26 am

      On 2/2/2014 2:01 PM, Charles wrote:

      Chami,
      1. This is a follow up on my previous posting regarding previewing
      PHP/SSI directly from Tools. In trying to follow the instructions you
      gave, I failed on the first attempt and I think that is partly the cause
      for a lengthy and messed up Projects panel.

      1. To give some background, I have a SSD for booting and a large HD for
        data. So the 'Local Folders' first list C:\ and E:\ and if expanded,
        all the folders and files that exist on those two drives. The icon for
        all this is 'orange', which I am or was hoping has some meaning.

      2. Immediately following is 'Network Folder' with a purple icon. Then a
        second line below is 'Create Virtual Folders', icon green. Within are
        the folder contained in the xampp\htdocs folder -- BUT --The php files
        opened from this list do not provide the correct path for executing the
        php parser.

      3. At the bottom of the Projects panel is another 'Local Folder' which
        is indeed the path to xampp\htdocs. All the folder/file icons in this
        group are orange.

      Q1 - Now with that lengthy background, can I safely remove that which is
      discussed in paragraph 3 above? I have noticed that if I right-click
      and select Remove on an orange folder or file it is gone, deleted from
      the drive. I had a similar question weeks ago, and the remove did not
      remove the files. Maybe contained in a virtual folder?

      Q2 - The Project panel lists every folder and file on the drive when the
      view is expanded for that drive. There are some folders/files that will
      just never be a part of an HTML document. Is there a way to reduce this
      listing without deletion from the drive?

      Q3 - If the answer to Q1 is No, is perhaps the easiest was to 'reset the
      Projects panel' to "out of the box" configuration, a total removal and
      re-install of Tools?

      Hope this has not been too much to figure out what I am asking.

      Charles

      Hey Charles,

      If I were working in HTML-Kit 292, I might try to reorganize the
      Workspace because that's the one and only place for adding FTP and local
      folders.

      Since you're using HTML-Kit Tools though, I'd just do "File > Projects >
      New Project." And add the folders as you wish to it as you go. Note that
      you can keep your current project open at the same time, so you can
      still refer to it until your new project window is complete. You can
      then delete the old project. There's definitely no need to reset or
      reinstall Tools.

      I designed the projects feature in HTML-Kit Tools the way I want
      projects to work :) Mainly having the ability to maintain multiple
      projects without worrying about messing up settings and having to create
      separate folders for saving project information. It also allows you to
      keep multiple project windows open.

      When you create a new project you'll notice that "Local Folders" and
      "Network Folders" are in there as well. These are auto created (unless
      disabled in preferences), as a way to quickly access your drives as-is
      kinda like what you see in My Computer folder in Windows. These drives
      can't be deleted, and should only really be used as a way to browse your
      computer.

      All the items that you add to the project will appear below options with
      circle icons like "Add Local Folder."

      So any local folders that you frequently access, like xampp\htdocs\,
      should be explicitly added to the project using "Add Local Folder"
      option. That'll get you options to setting Preview URL, Label Color for
      organizing folders by color, etc.

      You know, HTML-Kit would be so much better if it had better
      documentation :( but please feel free to post any other questions that
      come up with your projects.

      Chami

      • Charles, 3rd Feb 2014 12:41 pm

        On 2/3/2014 11:26 AM, HTML-Kit Support wrote:

        On 2/2/2014 2:01 PM, Charles wrote:

        Chami,
        1. This is a follow up on my previous posting regarding previewing
        PHP/SSI directly from Tools. In trying to follow the instructions you
        gave, I failed on the first attempt and I think that is partly the cause
        for a lengthy and messed up Projects panel.

        1. To give some background, I have a SSD for booting and a large HD for
          data. So the 'Local Folders' first list C:\ and E:\ and if expanded,
          all the folders and files that exist on those two drives. The icon for
          all this is 'orange', which I am or was hoping has some meaning.

        2. Immediately following is 'Network Folder' with a purple icon. Then a
          second line below is 'Create Virtual Folders', icon green. Within are
          the folder contained in the xampp\htdocs folder -- BUT --The php files
          opened from this list do not provide the correct path for executing the
          php parser.

        3. At the bottom of the Projects panel is another 'Local Folder' which
          is indeed the path to xampp\htdocs. All the folder/file icons in this
          group are orange.

        Q1 - Now with that lengthy background, can I safely remove that which is
        discussed in paragraph 3 above? I have noticed that if I right-click
        and select Remove on an orange folder or file it is gone, deleted from
        the drive. I had a similar question weeks ago, and the remove did not
        remove the files. Maybe contained in a virtual folder?

        Q2 - The Project panel lists every folder and file on the drive when the
        view is expanded for that drive. There are some folders/files that will
        just never be a part of an HTML document. Is there a way to reduce this
        listing without deletion from the drive?

        Q3 - If the answer to Q1 is No, is perhaps the easiest was to 'reset the
        Projects panel' to "out of the box" configuration, a total removal and
        re-install of Tools?

        Hope this has not been too much to figure out what I am asking.

        Charles

        Hey Charles,

        If I were working in HTML-Kit 292, I might try to reorganize the
        Workspace because that's the one and only place for adding FTP and local
        folders.

        Since you're using HTML-Kit Tools though, I'd just do "File > Projects >
        New Project." And add the folders as you wish to it as you go. Note that
        you can keep your current project open at the same time, so you can
        still refer to it until your new project window is complete. You can
        then delete the old project. There's definitely no need to reset or
        reinstall Tools.

        I designed the projects feature in HTML-Kit Tools the way I want
        projects to work :) Mainly having the ability to maintain multiple
        projects without worrying about messing up settings and having to create
        separate folders for saving project information. It also allows you to
        keep multiple project windows open.

        When you create a new project you'll notice that "Local Folders" and
        "Network Folders" are in there as well. These are auto created (unless
        disabled in preferences), as a way to quickly access your drives as-is
        kinda like what you see in My Computer folder in Windows. These drives
        can't be deleted, and should only really be used as a way to browse your
        computer.

        All the items that you add to the project will appear below options with
        circle icons like "Add Local Folder."

        So any local folders that you frequently access, like xampp\htdocs\,
        should be explicitly added to the project using "Add Local Folder"
        option. That'll get you options to setting Preview URL, Label Color for
        organizing folders by color, etc.

        You know, HTML-Kit would be so much better if it had better
        documentation :( but please feel free to post any other questions that
        come up with your projects.

        Chami

        Chami,
        Thanks for your prompt reply. I will have to take some time to study
        this and implement what you write. If I come up with additional
        questions I will certainly be back here --- a place where I know answers
        are available.

        Charles