[Pharo-users] How do you guys navigate while editing code?

Johan Fabry jfabry at dcc.uchile.cl
Tue Jul 31 13:31:09 EDT 2012


Hi Patrik,

have you had a look at book.pharo-project.org/book/Tidbits/KeyboardShortcuts ? Does it answer your question? If not, it would be good to have that page updated.

On 31 Jul 2012, at 13:07, Patrik Sundberg wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Jumping in as a smalltalk beginner I am, as one would expect, feeling frustrated by not knowing my way around. Can see lots of cool stuff but all the mouse action is killing me. I'm a vim(+tmux) guy by background so the contrast is vast, I usually never need to touch my mouse when programming.
> 
> I was trying to find some keyboard shortcuts to do things like "jump to method within class with fuzzy search logic" (type a few characters and get list etc) or "jump to the method/class under which the cursor is located". The jump to selected needs text selection which seems really awkward (even when selecting with keyboard), my 90% case is to jump to what's under the cursor. The global find class and find methods are good, but most of the time I'm interested in "local" navigation in the current class while jumping back and forth between methods in same class.
> 
> I find more things in Nautilus since I can list the shortcuts there, but quite a few doesn't seem to work and I'm not having much luck using nautilus in 1.4 (and 2.0 too edgy for me right now, need metacello to load things cleanly etc at least). In OB in 1.4 I'm not able to figure out how to get a list of shortcuts apart from what's annotated in menus
> 
> Guess my question is - how does a keyboard centric person like me learn keyboard shortcuts and get productive in the image, more specifically 1.4 and OB? How can I work out what keyboard shortcuts exist?
> 
> Thanks!
> 


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