Floating windows—TaskPaper 3


#1

Please add a floating window option to TaskPaper 3.

This is very useful for taking notes while using other applications—Safari etc.

Thanks

Bob


#2

Nice to hear from you!

I won’t be adding the quick entry window back for the initial TaskPaper 3 release. Instead I hope to solve that “global” problem with a menu bar item. That will allow for both global access (with keyboard shortcut too) plus will provide a nice “Single document UI” option for people who only want to use TaskPaper with a single file. But that will take time to build and won’t be ready for the initial 3.0 release.

In the meantime I think the basic function can be implemented with a script and the setup with a script launcher with a keyboard shortcut.


#3

Jesse, we are talking about two different things.

I’m suggesting the ability to make a full document window float above the windows of other applications—similar to part of what Afloat does http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/22237/afloat

Thanks

Bob


#4

Ahh I get it now. Again I don’t think this will make it into version 3.0 (trying to get that out very soon), but I think I could make it possible soon after. I don’t think I want to expose such a feature directly in the UI, since it’s a pretty non standard thing that people wouldn’t be familiar with from other apps. But instead I think I could pretty quickly expose the functionality in the scripting dictionary. Making it possible to create a one line AppleScript to toggle the window level. Does that seem useful?


#5

Jesse

Anybody who uses Apple’s Stickies.app or Scrivener.app has had the opportunity to use it.

Thanks

Bob


#6

Ok, thanks for the info. I’ll try to get this into 3.0, though time is short and right now I’m focusing the interaction between the editor and folds which i need to get right first.