I often switch between methods when developing and e.g. when I'm working on method A and realize I have to create or edit method B, I switch to that method and when I come back to A, I have to launch Alive again because it isn't active for the method anymore.
It'd be great if I wouldn't have to use the mouse since switching between keyboard and mouse always gets you out of the flow.
Some ideas to solve this would be:
I'm sure there are other approaches too and I don't mind much which one would be implemented (although if i had to choose, I'd probably go for the keyboard shortcut) as long as I don't need to constantly switch from the keyboard to the mouse and back to activate Alive.
Yeah this is something that's been bugging us in day-to-day usage of Alive as well.
Regarding 2, staying on is the best option. If it turns out to be not feasible, we can re-launch Alive as soon as we put the cursor over the target method (and keep doing it until Alive is explicitly stopped)
@JoshVarty 2 sounds like a nice idea as well! In combination with a shortcut I imagine that it'd exactly behave like i wished it would.
The release is imminent 🎉
We've overhauled the UI and added keyboard shortcuts
This has been implemented in Alive 0.5 and will be shipped today.