Open 2 Cards in same stack side by side

RM richmondmathewson at
Sun Mar 20 11:25:52 EDT 2016

This is probably hugely irrelevant, but I wonder why I cannot do this:

put card "3" of stack "STAK" into card "1" of stack "SUBB"

where stack "SUBB" is a substack of stack "STAK".

I have a very, very vague memory of being able to do that sort of thing 
somewhere (HC ???).


On 20.03.2016 16:55, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Sannyasin Brahmanathaswami wrote:
>> Am I the only one who ever wished you could open card 3 and
>> card 10 at the same time? side by side, like a split screen
>> in a text/code editor?
>> having the PB open to one card "A" and the actual stack open
>> to card B works pretty well, but some not so well.
> This is coming, but not for some time:
> <>
> My understanding is that the team wants that as much as the rest of 
> us, as they have some IDE plans in store for it.
> But as we know, they have rather a queue ahead of that, so I don't 
> know what any official estimates might be but I wouldn't expect that 
> this year.
> So in the meantime I can think of two alternatives which might help 
> and can certainly be done in a couple hours on a Sunday:
> 1) View-only: the import snapshot command was enhanced many years ago 
> to allow rendering of objects directly into the screenshot buffer 
> rather than being limited to what's on screen. This includes objects 
> that aren't currently open. Try it. Kinda fun. You can make a viewer 
> window that has some list of cards, and when a card is selected it 
> gets rendered in an image so you can refer to it while you're working 
> on another card in the actual stack.
> 2. Copy out and back: If you need to interact with objects in the 
> second card you're viewing rather than just see them, you could copy 
> them out to a viewer stack, and copy them back when you're done. Not 
> entirely without trickiness, depending on how your stack is 
> structured, but maybe worth exploring if that has high value for you.

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