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Disappointing Minimap behavior

Postby CharlesJenkins on Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:35 pm

The Minimap shows the lines of a text file in miniature -- at least, as many as it can -- and shows a shaded area to represent the section of the file currently filling the edit window.

If you click on a certain line in the Minimap, one that's below the highlighted area, you'd expect Sublime Text to respond with one of two behaviors. You'd expect Sublime text either:

a) To page down one full screen (or half a screen -- some consistent amount) so the highlighted block on the Minimap moves one "step' down toward where you clicked, or

b) To page down far enough so the line you clicked on in the Minimap will be on the screen in the edit window. Preferably smack in the middle of the window.

Sublime Text doesn't actually perform either of those behaviors that would have predictable results. When you have a large file -- large enough so that not all its text will fit in the Minimap -- clicking below the highlighted area in the file does indeed jump down somewhere in the file. But it's not a short jump, and it's not to the line you clicked on. You're on some other screen of text, and you remain with the need to navigate to the spot where you wanted to go.

Currently, the only way to use the Minimap for reliable navigation is to "grab" the shaded area and move it up or down.
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Re: Disappointing Minimap behavior

Postby quarnster on Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:59 pm

What version are you using? The minimap does b when clicked from version 2218.
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Re: Disappointing Minimap behavior

Postby CharlesJenkins on Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:25 pm

I'm using 2.0.1 Build 2217, but I'll see if 2218 is on the download screen and test it out.
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Re: Disappointing Minimap behavior

Postby CharlesJenkins on Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:29 pm

I just re-downloaded and reinstalled and got 2217. How did you get 2218?
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Re: Disappointing Minimap behavior

Postby mwb1100 on Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:48 pm

2218 is available on the nightly build channel: http://www.sublimetext.com/nightly

Nightlys are available only to registered users.

You can find a discussion about the minimap behavior change here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8459&hilit=minimap#p34956
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Re: Disappointing Minimap behavior

Postby CharlesJenkins on Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:20 pm

Thank you, mwb!
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