Anyone Interested in my 'Jump Scripts' Tool?

Matt Denton matt.denton at
Sun Oct 20 17:22:00 EDT 2002

Whoops sorry about the previous HTML formatting (my default).

On Monday, October 21, 2002, at 08:14  AM, Matt Denton wrote:

> Dear List
> Thanks to the great response to my request both here in the List and  
> off List.  Since then, I've added about six new features to 'Jump  
> Script' and will be releasing it first as a Mac OSX and OS9 test app  
> to those who are interested, shortly followed by Windows.
> So if there is anyone on OS9 or OSX that hasn't responded and would  
> like to be in the first test seed, please email me off-list ASAP.
> To reiterate: my motivation releasing this tool (and for spending the  
> last two days upgrading it!) is that this is a really great  
> keyboard/mouse method to navigate through the myriad of scripts -  
> stacks, cards and objects -- saving you lots and lots of  
> hunting/navigation time.  It doesn't replace 'Application Overview'  
> but works together with it.
> Thanks again.
> M@
> Matt Denton
> On Sunday, October 20, 2002, at 12:09  PM,  Matt Denton  
> <matt.denton at> wrote:
>> Hey-ya all
>> One of the tools I've built for my own development is called Jump
>> Scripts.  I use it all the time and it is perhaps the most useful
>> development tool I've made to date.  What does it do?  It lets you  
>> jump
>> immediately to any script in any stack, card or object very very
>> quickly.
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
>> --
>> Here's are the features:
>> 	Jump to any script in any open stack via the keyboard;
>> 	Jump through the stack hierarchy via keyboard: stack>card>objects;
>> 	Edit script or property via keyboard;
>> 	Filter out objects (say only view buttons) via keyboard;
>> 	Displays if a stack, card or object has a script;
>> 	Close a stack script or property window via keyboard;
>> 	Bring focus on 'Jump Scripts' or minimize via the keyboard;
>> 	Hide or show Rev stacks in the list.
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
>> --
>> Bottom line is you can navigate through to ANY script at high speed  
>> and
>> saves lots and lots of time.  I'm a bit of a keyboard maniac (even the
>> filter objects drop down menu is keyboard operated), however the
>> keyboard commands are very very easy to use and pickup.
>> Would anyone be interested in this tool?   I'll release it for free as
>> a service to all the kind people on the list, if there is interest.   
>> It
>> is only built for OSX at the moment but I'll build and test for OS9  
>> and
>> Windows if there is interest. I'd also appreciate any feedback and
>> testing (this will be beta 0.5).
>> PLEASE RESPOND if you think you'd like this tool.
>> I use it every moment of my script development because it saves me so
>> much time, I'd now like to share it if there is interest.
>> Let me know and if there is interest I'll post it in the next few  
>> days,
>> first as a locked stack, then unlocked (after I've commented the
>> scripts and checked code is tidy etc).

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