IDE navigation: Do you need a global history, too?

Please see my bug report: <https://xojo.com/issue/29324>

The history (Back/Forward buttons) have come a long way since r1, but there is still one major misbehavior that makes the new IDE still much harder to navigate in compared to the old one:

When my navigation leads to switching between different tabs, then there’s no way to bring me back to what I last looked at. And that’s more often needed for me than a history-per-tab.

I use the history for getting back to what I last looked at. And the IDE doesn’t help me with this as it should.

So, if I am looking at some code and then navigate temporarily to other code that the currently looked-at code calls, then I want to get back to the place I was first, after being done with the temporary lookups. But that only works if all happens in the same tab. But as soon as I use more than one tab, a lookup may lead me to another tab, and then there’s no Back button bringing me back to where I was before, i.e. the other tab where I started from.

This is a severe conceptual gap for my workflow.

I wonder if others agree with me. I need to get some support for this, because, frankly, I do not believe that the devs at Xojo agree with me - just think of the fact that Xojo r1 didn’t even have any History functionality - somehow they must have thought that it wasn’t that important. Now they implemented a “solution” and it’s still unsatisfactory.

I have a hard time understanding their reasoning. I suspect they made the history local for each tab because that’s how Xcode and Safari do it. But then, Xcode doesn’t have Tab-Locking, and Xcode doesn’t jump to a new Tab when you look up an identifier!

But that doesn’t seem to be obvious to them. So I have little hope making my point across unless others chime in.

Oh, let’s try this, where you can easily give your vote.
http://doodle.com/mcvxf5aawf5t32bz

If you think the poll needs another option, say so here, please.

I for one was happy with what we had in RB 2012 and requested to reintroduce the History-Menu. See <https://xojo.com/issue/26550>