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ProjectViewer: import file names from a file
Submitted by kalabp on Thursday, 5 June, 2008 - 20:28
I would like to request a feature in the ProjectViewer plugin which would allow me to specify a file containing the list of files or directories in my project (one entry per line). This would be useful in situations where a project spans many directories.
Embedding Java app inside dockable window
Submitted by donTomaso on Tuesday, 20 May, 2008 - 19:28

How about making a plugin that can embed any jar-based java application inside a dockable window?
Maybe even using jdic? Or just something very basic configurable to use any application set by the user.

Isn't this something that could easily be achieved?


Support DB Objects in Sidekick/CtagsSidekick
Submitted by marcelo.marcsys on Tuesday, 22 April, 2008 - 13:05
When i open a DB Object via SQL plugin and try to use the sidekick plugin, the plugin can't parse the object. It only parses the object when I save it with the appropriate extension. The plugin should be able to parse a text based on the edit mode, all right?
Submitted by srikrishnan on Tuesday, 1 April, 2008 - 15:37
Hi All,

In Stylus Studio, there is an option "DTD to xml". I hope you all aware of that. We will generate a dummy xml using that option for the selected DTD. It will useful for us to get a visual idea, tag hierarcy, what are all the elements available in the DTD, etc.
Is there any plugin available in JEdit? or is it possible to create such a one in JEdit?

Why not to Support groovy for SideKick plugin
Submitted by zcjsg on Tuesday, 1 April, 2008 - 03:24
I found some suggestions about how to use groovy for jedit,But the SideKick plugin doesn't support the "groovy parser",Why not to extend the parser for groovy?
Eagerly expected!
Best Wishes!
Can JEdit be used as fully functional Java IDE?
Submitted by Ricardo san on Tuesday, 25 March, 2008 - 00:11
Well? I am programming in Java and can't install anything on the computer. JEdit.jar is what I'm using right now. But a lot of plugins don't work, saying stuff like "cannnot find" or something.
Requesting ability to search&replace on multiple ':'-separated directories at once
Submitted by LDiracDelta on Sunday, 16 March, 2008 - 15:51
I have code that is separated across a number of different directories, but these directories are described by a ':' separated environment variable. I'd like to put that string into the directory text label and then have it search those directories.
Configurable Fold Guids' indentation
Submitted by cibulka on Monday, 3 March, 2008 - 07:39
I'm trying JEdit with WhiteSpace plugin.
In my oponion it would be nice and useful feature, if the Fold Guids' indentation was configurable .
User-defined menus
Submitted by McSwell on Sunday, 17 February, 2008 - 18:15
I would like the ability to define my own menu. Then I could put some of my more frequently used commands (particularly the ones for the plugins) there. It should allow the use of "accelerator keys", that is a specified letter that you type once you're in this user-defined menu that chooses one of the actions (like when you're in the File menu, typing 'o' or 'O' will get you the File Open dialog). (The accelerator key feature is absent from the Plugins menu--adding that capability to the Plugins menu would make the user-defined menus less important, although still nice to have.)

I know that I can add actions to the pop-up menu, but I'm asking for the ability to add actions to a main menu item (probably a main menu item of my own choosing). Without Java programming Smiling.

Mike Maxwell
Opacity "Window" Plugin
Submitted by AlexCory on Monday, 1 October, 2007 - 15:59
One feature that I thought would be useful is to have an Opacity controlled "window" plugin.

The plugin would only be useful when docked into one of the defaut positions. However once docked it would have options to control a level of transparency; allowing you to see your desktop of whatever operating system your using. In my case, I like to run PuTTY at the same time as jEdit for running PHP scripts. What I would like to do with this transparency window is to be able to control the PuTTY shell/window through the "window" plugin without minimizing jEdit.

Basically like punching a hole through the jEdit program. Because desktop control would stay as is depending on the operating system and jEdit wouldn't have to be minimized or render any desktop applications specifically. The only thing jEdit would do is provide a hole to see through to your desktop then you could run and use desktop applications normally(the applications would be external to jEdit so if you minimized jEdit you would still be able to use the applications as you would normally).

I don't think this is possible yet, but it would be a nice feature in my opinion.

Although, last I remember Java was still working on a way to control desktop applications using Java, I'm not sure if this has progressed or not...

Anyway, its just a random idea I had. Comments are welcome.
Synchronized Scrolling
Submitted by ericmeyers on Sunday, 23 September, 2007 - 01:21
Love JEdit. Would love to see synchronized scrolling.
ProjectView to have separated pane for files
Submitted by Pekarna on Saturday, 22 September, 2007 - 22:27

in some IDEs and editors, project management is handled so the files comes to separated pane, as you can see at this screenshot of HomeSite: (if not there yet, I'm still looking for the appropriate file to highlight Eye-wink

How about having an optional possibility to show it that way?

Thanks, Ondra Žižka
Sorting files in ProjectView by type
Submitted by Pekarna on Saturday, 22 September, 2007 - 22:22

I haven't found any option to sort files in Project View. I would like to have it sorted at least by type. Could be?

Thanks, Ondra
Syntax Highlighting to Have Unlimited Number of Token types
Submitted by Pekarna on Saturday, 22 September, 2007 - 22:15

I found the fixed number of token types in jEdit very restrictive and unpleasant. When I have some combined code (HTML + PHP + evt. JavaScript + CSS), jEdit colors everything in the similar colors. But having blocks written in different language looking different would be so nice...

I studied jEdit's highlighting definition syntax and figured out that this is not limited by the highlighting system, but by the number of token types.

I've tried jEdit long time ago, then it was quite user unfriendly, crashing and run slowly on my then computer. Now I've found that with plugins, it has all features I look for to switch from my favorite but old editor, HomeSite (which's developement has already ended), EXCEPT for the genial syntax coloring of HomeSite... I will put a screenshot at . (Intentionally synthetized mix of all languages together, what is bad practice).

So, my feature request is:

As far as the "parsing" system is capable of the feature I ask for, and even the mode files would not have to be rewritten, I guess this is only a matter of the following:

Let's not have fixed set of token types; instead, let's track all token types of each mode and let it be configurable similarly to shortcuts:
1) Separate color configuration for each mode, and
2) Global default color config for certain token types (comment, keyword1, operator), which would be applied if the specific mode setting would be "use default for this token type".

Is this in plan? Or could be? Was it already proposed? I didn't find.
Any response and opinions welcome.

Ondra Žižka
Wishes for a folding editor
Submitted by aclassifier on Saturday, 15 September, 2007 - 18:11
I have (without studying in detail where jEdit stands on the points) posted a page
"Wishes for a folding editor" on my home page.
It's available at
Comments welcome!

Øyvind Teig, Norway
Paste previous delete button
Submitted by atg2d on Wednesday, 12 September, 2007 - 11:57
Hi is it possible to add a delete button in the Paste previous dialog(ctrl+e ctrl+v).
The problem is that sometimes when i copy a lot of text and afterwards all copy/paste operations are very slow. And i have noticed that the slowness disappears when the entry with the huge text disappears from that dialog. But to do that i must make a lot of copy operations to 'push' that entry away... and copy is slow during that time, so i end up losing a lot of time.
Meanwhile is there another way to clear that copy history? So i don't experience that slowness?
Perl regexp spanning multiple lines
Submitted by imgod2u on Tuesday, 4 September, 2007 - 19:00
I'm not sure if this has been covered before and/or is a current feature or plugin (searched but couldn't find anything) but it'd be nice if syntax highlighting (for perl) were able to recognize the use of the /x operator that allows a regexp in perl to ignore whitespace (and thereby, spanning multiple lines without having the regexp look for a newline). Or even just have syntax highlighting recognize regexps that span multiple lines. It's a pet peeve but I figure if it's going to be doing syntax highlighting, it might as well cover all of the features of the language.
Freemarker Square Braces Support
Submitted by rjuyal on Monday, 3 September, 2007 - 07:24
For Freemarker there must be square braces support too, instead or with, support of < and > braces.
if this support is already there then please tell me.

Rakesh Juyal
indent block selections
Submitted by coolcat on Thursday, 9 August, 2007 - 03:30
In visual studio, if I 'block' select and hit tab, the whole block tabs over. In jedit, the whole block is deleted and replaced with a tab.

In visual studio I use this feature all the time, for aligning columns in text-based data tables (c/c++).


ps. If this is already possible, my apologies, I'm new to the program.
Minimise to notifications area
Submitted by nsydenham on Saturday, 28 July, 2007 - 22:13
Use JDIC to allow minimize to notifications area
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