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Shortcut bar for Editor

Subject: Shortcut bar for Editor

From: tinne123

Date: 11 May, 2010 18:40:21

Message: 1 of 7

Hi folks,
I hope there is somebody who will find this an easy problem:
as I was used to enter Matlab Editor directly through a shortcut bar on the pc desktop with an earlier version, I'd like to create one in R2008b too. Any idea? Previously the shortcut was linked to editor.exe, but now I failed to find any such file.
Thanks!

Subject: Shortcut bar for Editor

From: us

Date: 11 May, 2010 19:16:07

Message: 2 of 7

"tinne123 " <nastanova@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message <hsc8al$5nn$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> Hi folks,
> I hope there is somebody who will find this an easy problem:
> as I was used to enter Matlab Editor directly through a shortcut bar on the pc desktop with an earlier version, I'd like to create one in R2008b too. Any idea? Previously the shortcut was linked to editor.exe, but now I failed to find any such file.
> Thanks!

the editor now is built-in and activated by the java method openEditor...

us

Subject: Shortcut bar for Editor

From: tinne123

Date: 11 May, 2010 20:10:19

Message: 3 of 7

Thanks, us,
for your reply. I am not aqcuainted to Java methods at all and browsing the documentation etc. didn't show me how to do that. Is it please possible to give a more concrete explanation or a reference where to find it?
Thanks so much!

"us " <us@neurol.unizh.ch> wrote in message <hscadn$jna$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> "tinne123 " <nastanova@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message <hsc8al$5nn$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> > Hi folks,
> > I hope there is somebody who will find this an easy problem:
> > as I was used to enter Matlab Editor directly through a shortcut bar on the pc desktop with an earlier version, I'd like to create one in R2008b too. Any idea? Previously the shortcut was linked to editor.exe, but now I failed to find any such file.
> > Thanks!
>
> the editor now is built-in and activated by the java method openEditor...
>
> us

Subject: Shortcut bar for Editor

From: someone

Date: 11 May, 2010 20:55:20

Message: 4 of 7

"tinne123 " <nastanova@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message <hsc8al$5nn$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> Hi folks,
> I hope there is somebody who will find this an easy problem:
> as I was used to enter Matlab Editor directly through a shortcut bar on the pc desktop with an earlier version, I'd like to create one in R2008b too. Any idea? Previously the shortcut was linked to editor.exe, but now I failed to find any such file.
> Thanks!

As us said, the editor is now built-in.

You could create an empty "New.m" file and put that on your desktop or shortcut bar. But clicking on it will start the MATLAB command console as well. So, I don't know what that buys you over starting MATLAB and clicking on File -> New -> *.m file.

Subject: Shortcut bar for Editor

From: tinne123

Date: 11 May, 2010 21:08:06

Message: 5 of 7

"someone" <someone@somewhere.net> wrote in message <hscg7o$su6$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> "tinne123 " <nastanova@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message <hsc8al$5nn$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
> > Hi folks,
> > I hope there is somebody who will find this an easy problem:
> > as I was used to enter Matlab Editor directly through a shortcut bar on the pc desktop with an earlier version, I'd like to create one in R2008b too. Any idea? Previously the shortcut was linked to editor.exe, but now I failed to find any such file.
> > Thanks!
>
> As us said, the editor is now built-in.
>
> You could create an empty "New.m" file and put that on your desktop or shortcut bar. But clicking on it will start the MATLAB command console as well. So, I don't know what that buys you over starting MATLAB and clicking on File -> New -> *.m file.


Thanks someone and us again. Sorry, I did not realize it immediately from the us post, my fault. So you mean, in fact now it is not possible to use the Editor separately from the Matlab console. That's disappointing...

Subject: Shortcut bar for Editor

From: Steven Lord

Date: 11 May, 2010 21:11:17

Message: 6 of 7


"tinne123 " <nastanova@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:hscdjb$b26$1@fred.mathworks.com...
> Thanks, us,
> for your reply. I am not aqcuainted to Java methods at all and browsing
> the documentation etc. didn't show me how to do that. Is it please
> possible to give a more concrete explanation or a reference where to find
> it?
> Thanks so much!
>
> "us " <us@neurol.unizh.ch> wrote in message
> <hscadn$jna$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
>> "tinne123 " <nastanova@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
>> <hsc8al$5nn$1@fred.mathworks.com>...
>> > Hi folks,
>> > I hope there is somebody who will find this an easy problem:
>> > as I was used to enter Matlab Editor directly through a shortcut bar on
>> > the pc desktop with an earlier version, I'd like to create one in
>> > R2008b too. Any idea? Previously the shortcut was linked to editor.exe,
>> > but now I failed to find any such file.
>> > Thanks!
>>
>> the editor now is built-in and activated by the java method openEditor...
>>
>> us

I believe what you're describing that you want to do is to open the
standalone editor. If that's the case, you cannot do that in release R2008a
or later. We started warning users in release R2007a in the Release Notes
that the standalone editor would be removed in a future release.

http://www.mathworks.com/access/helpdesk/help/techdoc/rn/bq1zi27-1.html#bq4h5rd-1

We removed the standalone editor in release R2008a, again as documented in
the Release Notes.

http://www.mathworks.com/access/helpdesk/help/techdoc/rn/brga7wp-1.html#brg9eb9-2

However, if being able to double-click on a file in Windows Explorer and
open that file in the MATLAB Editor within MATLAB proper is sufficient for
your needs, you can associate files with the .m extension with MATLAB. Look
in the Desktop Tools and Development Environment chapter in the
documentation; there's a section titled "Starting the MATLAB Program on
Windows Platforms" that contains a discussion about associating the file
extensions that MATLAB uses with MATLAB. You should have been given the
option to do this during installation, but the documentation instructions
are helpful if you change your mind or if the file associations were changed
somehow and you want to restore them.

--
Steve Lord
slord@mathworks.com
comp.soft-sys.matlab (CSSM) FAQ: http://matlabwiki.mathworks.com/MATLAB_FAQ

Subject: Shortcut bar for Editor

From: tinne123

Date: 11 May, 2010 21:35:21

Message: 7 of 7

> I believe what you're describing that you want to do is to open the
> standalone editor. If that's the case, you cannot do that in release R2008a
> or later. We started warning users in release R2007a in the Release Notes
> that the standalone editor would be removed in a future release.
>
> http://www.mathworks.com/access/helpdesk/help/techdoc/rn/bq1zi27-1.html#bq4h5rd-1
>
> We removed the standalone editor in release R2008a, again as documented in
> the Release Notes.
>
> http://www.mathworks.com/access/helpdesk/help/techdoc/rn/brga7wp-1.html#brg9eb9-2
>
> However, if being able to double-click on a file in Windows Explorer and
> open that file in the MATLAB Editor within MATLAB proper is sufficient for
> your needs, you can associate files with the .m extension with MATLAB. Look
> in the Desktop Tools and Development Environment chapter in the
> documentation; there's a section titled "Starting the MATLAB Program on
> Windows Platforms" that contains a discussion about associating the file
> extensions that MATLAB uses with MATLAB. You should have been given the
> option to do this during installation, but the documentation instructions
> are helpful if you change your mind or if the file associations were changed
> somehow and you want to restore them.
>
> --
> Steve Lord
> slord@mathworks.com
> comp.soft-sys.matlab (CSSM) FAQ: http://matlabwiki.mathworks.com/MATLAB_FAQ
>

Yes, I was asking about using a standalone Editor. Thanks for explanation Steve Lord.

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