понедельник, 20 июля 2020 г.

Cantor - File Browser Panel

Hello everyone,

this is the fourth post about the progress in my GSoC project and I want to present some user experience improvements related to the handling of panels in Cantor and to present a new panel "File Browser" that I implemented recently.

The status of Cantor's panels was not saved when the user closed the application. Potential rearangements and size changes done on panels were gone and the user had to do the changes again upon the next start. Very bad UX, of course. Now, the state is saved and even more, the state is saved for every backend in Cantor. So, if you have a Python session in Cantor, open some panels and arrange them at your will, close and reopen Cantor with a Python session again - the previous state of the panels appears on start.

The second change is about a new panel - the File Browser Panel:



This panel allows the user to navigate through tje file system and to open files. Files with the file type supported by Cantor (Cantor's native formant and Jupyter's notebooks) will be opened as a new worksheet in Cantor. Files with other types are open in the system's default application assosiated with that type.

In the next post I plan to show a new feature that will help to better structure the worksheet and to define a hierarchical structure of worksheet entries that can be operated on.

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Cantor - File Browser Panel

Hello everyone, this is the fourth post about the progress in my GSoC project and I want to present some user experience improvements rel...