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Love FD, but wont be upgrading to 4 until this changes. 
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EDIT: I have since been shown the light and take back everything I ever said. FD4 is awesome and has everything I could have hoped for... And more.



Been using FD for half a year or so now after switching over from FDT (which I was using for a couple years). I think it's brilliant, you've done a great job and I wont be going back any time soon.

I would love to upgrade to FD4, but the thing it's missing is the plugins I was using from 3. Some plugin authors have released FD4 compatible versions, but there are still many highly valuable plugins I use on a day to day basis which haven't been upgraded yet.

These plugins were more or less what really sold FD to me (I found that although FD had the speed, FDT had much greater shortcuts). When I get time I would love to try and create plugins I need for FD4, but as it stands I don't at the moment.

The main plugins I'm talking about are:
Trace Utils - CTRL + 0 to trace the selected text.
Selection Utils - Alt + Up/Down to move lines of code.
Highlight Selected - Though this has been made for FD4, I still think this would be a great native feature for FD.

Anyway, I hope you get the time to build these plugins into the program as a standard. Keep up the great work!


Last edited by marl0n on Wed Oct 26, 2011 3:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:57 pm

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@marl0n two out of the three exist in FD4, and the third has your wish: it's native in FD4.

Most all FD4 plug-ins are listed on the Wiki: ... lugins_FD4

TraceUtil has an FD4 version. (you even linked to the thread it's mentioned!)
Selection Utils is built in (*see below)
Highlight Selected has an FD4 version (as you mentioned)

* Moving a line up/down exists natively in FD4; if you want to remap it Alt + Up/Down:
1. On Menu: "Tools" > "Keyboard Shortcuts..."
2. In search type "move"
3. Change the default keys from: Alt+Ctrl+Down and Alt+Ctrl+Up


Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:40 pm
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Ctrl+ double-click to highlight a word in the doc.

Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:24 pm
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Thanks for the replies tronster and Philippe.

Sorry I hadn't noticed Selection Utils and Highlight Selected are now native. Amazing, thank you!

While I'm here, I have one last suggestion for something to build in. This is a feature I always used in FDT - systrace. At the moment I have this hooked up - as a code snippet, so when I type 'systr' and press Ctrl+B, I get this line inserted:


Here is the snippet:


It would be nice to be able to get a list of the parameters for the current method in the code snippets (allows for quick debugging when you want to see what functions are getting called in what order - and hopefully in the future with the value of the parameters too!)

Thanks again for the help!

Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:25 am

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The Trace plugin does that - it may be compatible with FD4.

I also wrote a macro doing a similar job:

Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:25 pm
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