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Free text viewer with navigation pane

Post by Cardoso » Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:55 pm

Hi,
does anyone knows a free text viewer with navigation pane?
The idea is to have a file navigation pane and as we move through the text files in a folder (using the cursor arrow keys) we could see the text file on another pane immediately displayed.
Many years ago I had a tiny utility like that I think it was X-Find from Xteq but stop working properly on windows 10.
I could do such an utility but I'm so lazy :oops:

thanks,
Alvaro

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Re: Free text viewer with navigation pane

Post by Ferdy » Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:09 am

Try vscode. You can press "split editor right" icon to view different files.

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Re: Free text viewer with navigation pane

Post by BeyondCritics » Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:57 am

You are asking that in a coders forum. Do you need that to navigate source code? If so, there are better tools, e.g. https://www.sourcetrail.com/ (open source) or https://about.sourcegraph.com/pricing (free license).

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Re: Free text viewer with navigation pane

Post by F. Bluemers » Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:40 am

The Xfind.exe works if I rightclick and start the problem solver.
Windows will then use win8 compat mode.
Trying to install it with the .ini does not seem to do anything.
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Re: Free text viewer with navigation pane

Post by Cardoso » Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:06 pm

Thank you all.
The idea is to quickly navigate through games from a test match as the match goes on. I want a fast way of looking at the result of each game, which is at the top of each game file.
X-find almost works, because every time I select a file the focus switches from the file navigation pane to the file display pane.
So I have always to use the mouse to come back to select another file.
All I wanted is to use just the up and down arrow keys to quickly move through the games and have a glance at the top section of each game.
Again thanks I'm going to test each suggestion.

best regards,
Alvaro

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Re: Free text viewer with navigation pane

Post by Ferdy » Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:16 am

Cardoso wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:06 pm
Thank you all.
The idea is to quickly navigate through games from a test match as the match goes on. I want a fast way of looking at the result of each game, which is at the top of each game file.
X-find almost works, because every time I select a file the focus switches from the file navigation pane to the file display pane.
So I have always to use the mouse to come back to select another file.
All I wanted is to use just the up and down arrow keys to quickly move through the games and have a glance at the top section of each game.
Again thanks I'm going to test each suggestion.

best regards,
Alvaro
In vscode you can open the files first, then you can navigate thru the files by the keys Ctrl+Tab. Hold the Ctrl key and press Tab repeatedly or press the Up/Down arrow key to select the specific file.

Notepad++ is also a good text viewer/editor, but vscode can handle 1Gb file just fine.

vscode shortcuts

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Re: Free text viewer with navigation pane

Post by Roland Chastain » Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:42 pm

Cardoso wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:06 pm
The idea is to quickly navigate through games from a test match as the match goes on. I want a fast way of looking at the result of each game, which is at the top of each game file.
Hello Alvaro! After reading this discussion I decided to polish a little tool that I have made. In case you wish to take a look, it's here:
https://github.com/rchastain/textview

Regards.

Roland
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TextView 0.0.2

Post by Roland Chastain » Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:39 pm

Hello!

A new version of TextView is available.
  • New project icon
  • Automatic conversion of text encoding to UTF-8
  • Buttons for increasing or decreasing font size
  • Button for starting another instance of TextView
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Download

Any comment or suggestion is welcome.

Regards.

Roland
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