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Feature suggestion: Typewriter scrolling. #175
Hey Olivier, downloaded and running developer branch,
And apologies for slow response, it seems like "pagination" is a term I have made up..
Pocket is an incredibly awesome article curation and various other things app (it's late and I already spent far too much time leaving feedback on a feature you already closed
Right now we have an infinite "page". Imagining an actual typewriter, we're effectively using uncut paper, straight from the production line. We can just keep typing indefinitely, as we never have to worry about anything.
"Typewriter mode" ironically doesn't really do anything to make it more like a typewriter. Now, you still have an infinite page, but the metaphorical "typing mechanism" is located higher on the page.
"Pagination" makes it as if you are writing by hand on a page. You start at the top, move to the bottom, then get a new page. So instead of typing onto a theoretically infinitely long piece of paper, we're typing onto finite, limited pages. This means it's more like typing in a zoomed-out classical word processing application. This is may not be the greatest mode for typing, but it is definitely one of the best for quick scanning and more in-depth proof-reading.
Haha, wow, I clearly like the sight of my own writing far too much. Hopefully that makes sense to you!
Edit: Ok, there's definitely some kind of bug here. On my laptop, running the develop branch via terminal, I:
Edit 2: After making a new project I was unable to reproduce the previous behaviour in the new project. Reopening the "test" project does repeat the performance issue.
Edit 3: It very much appears to be corelated with the length of the document. It's starting to choke on my CPU at around 1700 words. Yeah, making dummy scene of ~ 10k words has completely frozen app again
The Manuskript is the software that I look for. Typewriter scrolling is very good idea for the focused writing. So, what do you think about typewriter sound effects? I use FocusWriter for this feature. Using computer as a old school typewriter is realy big fun.
If you plan to add this feature I (maybe many others) will not need any other software.