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    Default Page Up/Down interval

    Could the Text Compare Page Up/Down interval be a full
    page, please? Here (41 lines per page) it is short by one line.

    (Which is better than BC2's two).

    Showing the same line on two successive pages can mislead.

    Thanks.

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    This is working as designed. Many (most?) editors overlap on page up/down.
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    > This is working as designed.

    I didn't suggest otherwise. My suggestion was for a design improvement.

    > Many (most?) editors overlap on page up/down.

    No reason for BC3 not to surpass them!

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    > Many (most?) editors overlap on page up/down.
    UE12 and UE15 don't overlap.

    If this feature will make it in a future release of BC3 I suggest make it a tweak where the user can select the number of lines to overlap at page up/down (0..oo).

    I agree with chrisjj because there is a difference between editing a file and comparing two files in my opinion.

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    If we are suggesting Page Up/Down tweak options, I have often thought that it would be nice if the first press of Page Up/Down would move the current line to the bottom/top of the screen (leaving the focus on the current line), and subsequent presses would continue with the full page scrolls with defined overlap.
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    I second Michael's suggestion, and have suggested it before.

    My reason for requesting that is:

    I frequently cursor through a file looking at every line. When you cursor to the bottom of the screen, you have to slow down because you can't see what is ahead. When you get to the bottom of the screen, Page Down, Page Up will result in a full screen of new lines and the cursor at the top.
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    Exactly. Currently, when working through a file, Page Up or Down causes the user to lose his or her place. It can be disorienting...and wastes the user's time when they have to reposition their cursor back to where the focus of their work was before paging.

    Even using a keyboard modifier to retain current focus when paging (i.e. Alt+PgUp and Alt+PgDn) would be an acceptable implementation... although the ability to configure the functionality as default for unmodified keypresses also has merit.
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    FYI - UltraEdit uses Alt+PgUp and Alt+PgDn to place focus on the first or last visible line on the screen (without scrolling).

    Since Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn already retain focus when paging, perhaps the option to stop with the currently selected line at the top or bottom of the screen would be more appropriate on these keypresses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutz View Post
    > Many (most?) editors overlap on page up/down.
    UE12 and UE15 don't overlap.
    I believe UE was the only editor we tested that doesn't overlap. Notice also that UE does not show partial lines at the bottom of the window, like BC and many other editors do. It would be impractical to show partial lines and not have an overlap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    It would be impractical to show partial lines and not have an overlap.
    The overlap of my report was of full not partial lines.

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