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Untitled Buffers
Submitted by jakbal on Thursday, 16 April, 2009 - 15:26
Hey All -

In my work, I spend a lot of time reading log files. As I read log files, I copy out snippets of information and paste them into tabs within a text editor, formerly UltraEdit. I'm trying to make the switch to jEdit - but I'm running into a really weird issue that I don't seem to get around.

The issue is that I want to have multiple unsaved buffers open at a time. These snippets of information that I paste into the text editor are nothing that I wish to save. In UltraEdit I can open up as many unsaved buffers as I want ... but in jEdit I only seem to be able to open up a single unsaved buffer.

Lets say I have jEdit open with a single buffer, reading a clean (no changes) text file. I hit CTRL-N and a new buffer opens "Untitled-1" - no problems. I hit CTRL-N again to open up a second unsaved buffer - nothing happens! There is no "Untitled-2" ...

Does this have something to do with my configuration of jEdit? Is this a limitation of jEdit? I've done a fair amount of searching and I haven't been able to find anyone else reporting this or discussing it. If it is a limiation, I will probably find myself gravitating back towards UltraEdit, I fear (which I would really like to avoid).

Any ideas?
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by Robert Schwenn on Sat, 18/04/2009 - 11:41
It's a bug in jEdit 4.3pre16 and should be fixed in the next pre-release, witch hopefully is coming soon.

Workaround:
Goto Global "Options -> Saving&Backup" and disable "Never mark untitled buffers dirty". The downside is, that You will be asked for saving when closing the buffers.

Note: A new buffer is never created, if the current buffer is an untitled one, witch is empty resp. not marked as dirty. So, You never will be able to create more than one new, empty buffers at a time.

Robert
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