I’d like to have a Tools menu probably just to the left of Help. It would not contain anything, but a developer could (probably via some XojoScript or a certain folder) add access to external applications that are used when working with Xojo.
Is this a good idea, or is the functionality already there and I’ve missed it?
Do you mean like Command-Tab? Perhaps you could explain your use case (not the desired feature, but what it helps you do) in more detail?
I’ve seen this in other IDEs. Just a quick access to launch external applications. It can be useful.
Sometimes, my Recent Application Sub-MenuItem disappears (low memory); this feature may be a good addition: click - select the application (or document) et voila…
For example, if I’m working on a web app and want to deploy it for testing (something that can happen several times a day), I could put the deployment tool (e.g. Lifeboat) in the Tools menu. Then, right from the IDE it’s available. One could even imagine a way of passing values to a tool so it could, for example, upload a newly built app.
Ah that could be useful! Thanks for explaining it to me
Couldn’t you do that in the IDE Scripts on the File menu?
This might be useful as well: To add an option to the Xojo preferences “Warn before quitting”. If this option is selected, Xojo would display a message “Are you sure you want to quit?” Cancel/OK. This would be very useful if a user quits Xojo accidentally and then subsequent re-launching of Xojo takes longer (especially if there are a lot of plugins installed).
You might find an app like http://qblocker.com useful in the interim