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I used to be able to select multiple buffers in the bufferlist window using the normal windows selection method of holding the shift or control key down while left clicking files. I could then right click the selection and do things on the selection such as save, close etc. Also you used to be able to right click the directory and perform operations on all the buffers in that directory.

This behavior has been lost in BufferList v1.3.

Submitted dal2 - 2011-04-18 - 22:49:16z Assigned nobody
Priority 5 Category None
Status Open Group None
Resolution None Visibility No


2012-05-28 - 08:40:56z
I have seen similar problems in BufferList (latest version from SVN). It now seems to take 2 clicks to "Select" a file in BufferList, and I think this is why multi-select is problematic.

To reproduce the kind of problem I am seeing: Select one file ("fileA.txt"), then click another file in BufferList ("fileB.txt") now press Ctrl-w to close the file. fileA.txt will close, whereas I would expect fileB.txt to close.

I see these problems on Windows Server 2008, using Oracle Java 1.7.0_02:
java version "1.7.0_02"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_02-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 22.0-b10, mixed mode)

and on Ubuntu Linux 10.04:
java version "1.6.0_20"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.9.13) (6b20-1.9.13-0ubuntu1~10.04.1)
OpenJDK Server VM (build 19.0-b09, mixed mode)

In both cases I am running latest SVN jEdit and bufferlist.
2012-05-28 - 08:55:47z
A more reliable way to reproduce: Select fileA.txt, then click fileB.txt. The displayed buffer switches to show the contents of fileB, and fileB goes bold in BufferList, but there is no blue background behind fileB (in BufferList), indicating it is "selected" and when you right-click and choose Close, nothing happens. If you click fileB again, it becomes selected and you can close it by right-clicking.
2012-06-24 - 21:20:07z
Directory selection is fixed now in trunk. Multiple selection is not possible still.
2012-06-25 - 14:36:36z
Yes, latest SVN is much better - when I right-click the file I right-clicked is selected, but, as you mention, multi-select is still broken. Thanks for the fix!
2012-06-25 - 14:48:00z
I notice now, though, that the list is getting automatically collapsed frequently. I haven't been able to identify what I am doing to make it happen yet but I'll let you know if I work it out.
2012-06-25 - 15:02:27z
The list collapses whenever I save.
2012-06-25 - 15:20:49z
Please submit a new bug report for anything different than "multiple selection". And notice that for free discussion we have mailing lists. Too much discussion in bug tracker makes important information hardly available.
2012-06-26 - 09:25:40z
Apologies, bug 3538054 logged.