This is the first of the posts describing the new features in v1.6 (currently in development). Let's start with the status bar.
The old status bar had indicators for caps lock, num lock and scroll lock. Well now, these were there in the first place because of the boilerplate MFC code -- and not because it was useful in any way. Here is how it looks now: (click to enlarge)
There are now two elements on the status bar, one showing line/character counts/position, and the second showing the number of child nodes of the current node. The text shown in the first element varies depending on what exactly you are doing, like so:
When a node is selected: the number of lines and characters of the text in that node, and the number of child nodes are displayed. The focus must be on the node, like when you've just clicked on it.
When you're editing the text: the current location as a line and character offset. The total number of lines are also displayed. Characters start from 1 for each line.
When text is selected: the number of lines and characters of the selected text is displayed.
When there are no children for a node, the child count area shows "(no children)" and when there is no text, the position area shows "(no text)".
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