Some suggestions to improve Kit

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    Luca, 25th Jul 2012 6:04 am

    Hi chami,
    I saw that in FTP folder listing, you show Filename, size and Date of last edit but only in format "aaammdd" and without time. There is a possibility to have date in a format more user friendly and with time added? For example "mm/dd/aaaa" (or dd/mm/aaaa for italian style... ;-) ) + "hh:mm:ss" ???

    In addiction: CTRL+Enter will insert <br /> but if I write pages in html transitional and not xhtml, simple <br> is sufficient... maybe the command can adapt itself to doctype (or to a preferences setted up in relative dialog)?

    ALT+Ins is one of the most loved features but I suggest you that this can run also on multiples selection like in Microsoft Word. For Example, I have many words that I want to write in bold, now I have to select one at a time and then ALT+Ins writing "strong" in the dialog. It could be very useful select with CTRL+ "click and drag" every words or sentence (like in MS Word) and then apply ALT+Ins to every instance in a one time!!! ;-))) Could bery useful another shortcut for this command such as ALT+Space so it's possible to activate this frequently used funtion with only one hand...;-)

    In toolbar there is Find button but not Replace Button... and this command could return the "number" of entities changed. In addiction, it could be very useful to integrate ALT+Ins command with Replace function, for example to combine a replace of word with addiction of tag wrap (at the moment if you press ALT+Ins while Replace Dialog is open, wrapping is written in editor and not in Replace Fields...)

    There are still 2 diplay bugs in Kit when is used italian localization:
    1) Perferences Dialog: text under first icon is displayed floating on the right of it
    2) Incremental Find Dialog: help text under field is truncated and showed semi-hidden in vertical direction, like hidden by other elements in first plane.

    • HTML-Kit Support, 3rd Aug 2012 11:22 pm

      On 7/25/2012 6:04 AM, Luca wrote:

      Hi chami,

      Hi Luca. Again, I'm sorry about taking this long to get back to you on
      this one. I tend to mark long posts (which are perfectly fine) to get
      back to them and sometimes I forget :(

      I saw that in FTP folder listing, you show Filename, size and Date of
      last edit but only in format "aaammdd" and without time. There is a
      possibility to have date in a format more user friendly and with
      time added? For example "mm/dd/aaaa" (or dd/mm/aaaa for italian
      style... ;-)) + "hh:mm:ss" ???

      I'll add this to the to-do list. I think I was trying to keep the amount
      of space used by these fields to a minimum. Note that you can see the
      date in longer form on the status bar when you select a file in a FTP
      folder.

      In addiction: CTRL+Enter will insert <br /> but if I write pages in
      html transitional and not xhtml, simple <br> is sufficient... maybe
      the command can adapt itself to doctype (or to a preferences setted
      up in relative dialog)?

      Ctrl+Enter is such a good key that I want to reuse it for more than
      inserting <br />
      (http://www.html-kit.com/forums/html-kit-tools/re-purposing-ctrl-enter-325/).

      In most cases it's harmless to use <br /> even if / is not strictly
      required. Plus it makes it easier to upgrade down the road.

      ALT+Ins is one of the most loved features but I suggest you that
      this can run also on multiples selection like in Microsoft Word. For
      Example, I have many words that I want to write in bold, now I have
      to select one at a time and then ALT+Ins writing "strong" in the
      dialog. It could be very useful select with CTRL+ "click and drag"
      every words or sentence (like in MS Word) and then apply ALT+Ins to
      every instance in a one time!!! ;-))) Could bery useful another
      shortcut for this command such as ALT+Space so it's possible to
      activate this frequently used funtion with only one hand...;-)

      Something along this line was in the works :) I can't give you a
      timeframe but this is on the to-do list.

      In toolbar there is Find button but not Replace Button... and this
      command could return the "number" of entities changed. In addiction,
      it could be very useful to integrate ALT+Ins command with Replace
      function, for example to combine a replace of word with addiction of
      tag wrap (at the moment if you press ALT+Ins while Replace Dialog is
      open, wrapping is written in editor and not in Replace Fields...)

      You can wrap tags around replaced text using a regular expression. regex
      isn't always easy to use though, so maybe this is something to think about.

      There are still 2 diplay bugs in Kit when is used italian
      localization:
      1) Perferences Dialog: text under first icon is displayed floating on
      the right of it

      True. I know you reminded me about this before. Just haven't had a
      chance to get to it. On the to-do list.

      2) Incremental Find Dialog: help text under field is truncated and
      showed semi-hidden in vertical direction, like hidden by other
      elements in first plane.

      Thank you Luca! I very much appreciate your feedback.

      Chami