> ... The other special thing about zim is that edit > and view mode are not separated... > > The fact that I don't need to switch between edit and view mode is > what makes zim so unique, and that paradigm really should be kept. > For instance, if you see a mistake or type on a page, you simply go > and correct it. You don't need to switch to an edit mode, search for > the place with the error there, fix it, and switch back to view mode.
The editor I use in everyday life is Vim (Vi). Here you switch between modes all the time. But you do so without taking your fingers off the keyboard. A similar "edit" mode in Zim would be no harm so long as one could keep the mouse out of the business. > One thing that surely should be added is a way to easily switch the > editor to "raw mode" where it does not do any rendering. It should > not be understood or used as the default edit mode, but it may be > sometimes useful to see or edit the raw version of a page. That is the point I'd like to support. With one key, and this could be a function key like F2 for example, you could open an external editor in a new window of course on the currently displayed page (im my case that would be Vim) and do whatever editing you find suitable. Then after saving, do a reload with Ctrl-R and that's it. ==== On the other hand you mostly really shouldn't need to do that. Therefore there is no need to waste time doing revolutionary development on Zim's code to enable raw editing. Just a key to open an external editor and that's it. Ulf _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp