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OpenScad editor

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Is there an instruction guide for the actual editor? I have a problem with auto fill.
If I start to type "cube" I get the popup window with "cube" highlighted in it and I can click on it and it is entered into the editor.
But if I type "cube(" I get 3 options which would be correct but none are highlighted and nothing I've tried so far allows me to select them.
What am I missing?
Ken Howard

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I have not seen a guide.  But then I never read manuals so I have not thought to look for one.

I think you will find that the first window is autocomplete and the later is help - they are different color boxes.
With autocomplete on Mac (threshold set at 3 (preferences, editor, character threshold)) I can just hit enter after typing  ‘dif' and it completes “difference’ no mouse involved.

> On 13 Apr 2021, at 20:37, Ken Howard <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> Is there an instruction guide for the actual editor? I have a problem with auto fill.
> If I start to type "cube" I get the popup window with "cube" highlighted in it and I can click on it and it is entered into the editor.
> But if I type "cube(" I get 3 options which would be correct but none are highlighted and nothing I've tried so far allows me to select them.
> What am I missing?
> Ken Howard
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As a newbie, the syntax doesn't come naturally. The pop-up options are very helpful but I'd find it significantly better if one could be clicked to automatically insert it.

Terry

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KJH
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Thanks for that. I had the wrong idea about the popup.
Ken Howard

On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 5:37 AM Ken Howard <[hidden email]> wrote:
Is there an instruction guide for the actual editor? I have a problem with auto fill.
If I start to type "cube" I get the popup window with "cube" highlighted in it and I can click on it and it is entered into the editor.
But if I type "cube(" I get 3 options which would be correct but none are highlighted and nothing I've tried so far allows me to select them.
What am I missing?
Ken Howard

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Re: OpenScad editor

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The popup autocomplete is fine, but would really like to see
configurable popup help.

I find it extremely annoying when it blocks something I want to see,
like values in the next few lines.

This may be because of workflow that not many others might use.
Example:

I type a line:
 cube([10.4,21.5,30]);

I then want to translate it, so I position my cursor on the previous
line.

translate(

At that point, the help popup activates, blocking my view of the
values. Then I usually hit cursor down then up, getting rid of the help
popup.

What I would find extremely helpful as popup help is if the initial
autocomplete popup would give me something like (for cube, as an
example)
        cube();
        cube([]);

And when one is selected, position the cursor in the appropriate place.
I am not a touch-typist, so when I enter something that needs a vector,
I do something like this:

translate([]);
then left cursor three times, and put in my values.


On Tue, 2021-04-13 at 20:58 +0100, Bob Carter wrote:

> I have not seen a guide.  But then I never read manuals so I have not
> thought to look for one.
>
> I think you will find that the first window is autocomplete and the
> later is help - they are different color boxes.
> With autocomplete on Mac (threshold set at 3 (preferences, editor,
> character threshold)) I can just hit enter after typing  ‘dif' and it
> completes “difference’ no mouse involved.
>
> > On 13 Apr 2021, at 20:37, Ken Howard <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> > Is there an instruction guide for the actual editor? I have a
> > problem with auto fill.
> > If I start to type "cube" I get the popup window with "cube"
> > highlighted in it and I can click on it and it is entered into the
> > editor.
> > But if I type "cube(" I get 3 options which would be correct but
> > none are highlighted and nothing I've tried so far allows me to
> > select them.
> > What am I missing?
> > Ken Howard
> > _______________________________________________
> > OpenSCAD mailing list
> > To unsubscribe send an email to [hidden email]
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>
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