Topic "Allow giving a name to external editors"

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Joined: 2016-12-13
Posts: 1

First thanks for your software which is very useful for me everyday.

One missing feature in my day to day work, is the ability to give a custom name to the external editors.

Indeed, for the moment, the name of the external editor (which is shown when right clicking a file in Edit sub-menu) is derived from the executable name, it's great but not sufficient because I configured two time the same editor but with another set of command line flags (for information one for remote editing all files in the same instance and one for creating a new instance of the editor). To workaround this leak, I have to remember that the first Gvim is for remote and the second for no-remote.

A great GUI improvement will be to allow giving a custom name to the editor (why not defaulting it to executable name).

Thanks in advance,
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Joined: 2002-12-10
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Location: Prague, Czechia
Thanks for your suggestion.
Will see if more people ask for this.

Meanwhile you can create a copy of the gvim.exe to distinguish them.

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