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Alex Jenter 7 years ago • updated 5 years ago 2
CintaNotes should implement the "File/Open" and "File/Save As..." commands, and also provide the recently opened files list to easily switch between different DB files.
The name of the currently opened DB file should be displayed in the main window title.
(http://cintanotes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=103)
organizing files complexity:medium

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It should auto-load (optionally?) last used notebook file. You can check azzCardfile program as an example of multi-file handling logic.

Also, it should somehow be compatible with upcoming tabs, which, as you said, would be sections of ONE notebook file. There are several ways how "multi-db-support" and "tabs/sections of db" features could make friends.

The question here if we do allow working with many db's simultaneously.

If the answer is no, things are simple: the program loads one db file and opens all of it's tabs with their names. When the user wants to switch the db, he picks "File > Recent notebooks > (name here)", program closes current tabs, loads another db and opens it's tabs.

If yes, multiple tabs from multiple files should be handled in some way. Variants:
1. Open all tabs from all files in one row.
    1.1. Tab title has only the name of the tab. However, it's containing notebook file may be shown as a hover tooltip for the tab button.
    1.2. Tab titles somehow name the file containing the tab. Like "<FILE>/<TAB_NAME>" or "<FILE>.<TAB_NAME>".
2. Make two rows of tabs, first for files, second for tabs. Not the best though.
3. Make a droplist for selecting one of currently connected db's. If you used foobar2000, it's customizable UI allows both approaches: selecting playlist by clicking tabs, or by picking droplist items.

Just providing ideas. Anyway, the behavior must be well defined before any implementation.
Thanks for the ideas! Option 3 makes most sense to me, this is how I envisioned it actually.
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