13.3. Using the Editor Buffer List

The Editor Buffer List, enables you to:

Select Tools → New Editor → Editor Buffer List... to display the Editor Buffer List, shown in Figure 13.3.

Figure 13.3. Editor Buffer List

Editor Buffer List

The Editor Buffer List dialog box includes a File List holding up to 32 items. This example shows a list of Active Files and Previously Used Files. One file is running in two instances of the File Editor, shown by the 2 before the filename. An asterisk before the filename also shows which files are dirty. The last file loaded into the File Editor is shown at the top of the Active Files list.

Click on a file tab at the bottom of the File Editor pane and select Close. This changes the status of the file in the File List. The file tab is deleted. Click ReScan, on the Editor Buffer List dialog box, to move the file from the Active Files list to the Previously Used Files list.

Similarly, click on a file tab and select Close File, Keep Tab from the file tab context menu to move the file from the Active Files list to the Previously Used Files list. However, this does not remove the tab. Instead a plus sign is appended to the filename on the tab indicating that this file must be re-opened for editing to continue. This saves on memory but also means that a file can be edited in another editor and reopened in the File Editor by clicking on the tab.

The Editor Buffer List dialog box contains:

AllOn

Selects all entries in the File List as indicated by a check in the accompanying check box.

AllOff

Unselects all entries in the File List as indicated by no check in the accompanying check box.

Minimize

Select a file, or files, in the Active Files list and click this button to minimize all associated windows down to the Windows Taskbar.

Restore

Select one or more files in the Editor Buffer List and click this button to restore all associated windows to the desktop.

Save

Enables you to save a file that has been modified. Select all the files in the display list to save all your working files in one step.

Edit

Select a file in the Previously Used Files list and click Edit to reactivate a file. The file is opened for editing in a standalone File Editor window.

ReScan

Click this button to refresh the file list, and the status of each file.

Close

Closes the Editor Buffer List dialog box.

Help

Displays online help.

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