Bug 11776 - Add Command+T command to open a new blank, unnamed, file.
Summary: Add Command+T command to open a new blank, unnamed, file.
Status: RESOLVED NOT_ON_ROADMAP
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: General ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- enhancement
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Reported: 2013-04-14 08:48 UTC by Jonathan Pryor
Modified: 2013-04-14 12:57 UTC (History)
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Description Jonathan Pryor 2013-04-14 08:48:55 UTC
(This is largely desired as a workaround for Bug #11775, but could be generally useful anyway.)

Because of #11775, I cannot search the Build output window. So if I want to search it, and stay within Xamarin Studio, the only alternative I know of is to:

1. Click in Build output panel
2. Command+A (select all)
3. Command+C (copy)
4. File > New > File...
5. Select a file type
6. THINK OF a file name
7. Unselect [ ] Add to project.
8. Command+V (paste)
9. Command+F (find), enter text to find.

This is really 7 steps too long; with 11775 it _should_ be:

1. Click in Build output panel
2. Command+F (find), enter text to find

Failing that, could we at least skip steps 4-7, and replace with these:

n4. Command+T.
  A new "tab" is created, with no file name, no file type,
  and has the insertion point.
n5. Command+V (paste)
n6. Command+F (find), enter text to find.

Steps 1-3 are basically muscle memory. Steps 4-7 are DISTRACTING and break thought. Steps n4-n6 could become muscle memory, removing distraction.

Fixing #11775 would be better, but lacking that could we PLEASE add a way to QUICKLY and EASILY create new text editing tabs?
Comment 1 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2013-04-14 12:57:54 UTC
This command would be largely useless, since users vey rarely want to create a new file without a type and not bound to a project. Let's just leave this to bug 11775.