About your suggestion, I'm intrigued… and not really sure what you're after. Do you mean you'd like users to save tabsets+layout, with minimal interaction — like, a keyboard shortcut would auto-save a full session with a specific name, and would auto-order the session list?
Hi there, Flux. Missed your feedback, sorry.
When I started what later would culminate in surfYnXoard mod, I was mainly after maximum optimization for minimum interaction. Soon I became obsessed with the theme - in my point of view I was putting a train on a magnetic trail and that delivered me a whole set of tools allowing for even a minimum GUI.
More and more I miss a way to quickly retrieve a recent set, dual or single pane, either of a most used tabs or a most recent tabs, with or without companion pane data. So a basic requirement would be: the script auto-saving (on tab changing? time-triggered?) tab sessions and, on CKS, delivering a list to chose from, preferably making use of live filter which would allow to perform a quick search for specific strings present on given sessions.
Listed sessions could be recorded and presented on pairs when requested
"1wData"***"pane 1 tabs|pane 2 tabs"; //with data
"1tabs"***"pane 1 tabs|pane 2 tabs"; //tabs only
"2wData"***"pane 1 tabs|pane 2 tabs";
"2tabs"***"pane 1 tabs|pane 2 tabs";
"3wData"***"pane 2 tabs";
"3tabs"***"pane 2 tabs";
Each and every sys/xy restart I'd like to have a way to choose among either the most recently used sets of tabs or the most used ones, without the hassle of saving/naming them just to have a hard list of panes plenty of folders that no longer exist.
Last time I checked the panes' data could not be fully retrieved and needed to have saved settings so they were stored for later retrieval - thing I fully avoid, specially when recording that data would happen quite often, which in turn would led XY settings prone to get corrupted.
If your tech could read my subconscious memories and directly transmit such info in form of the tabs I'll need for the next session, ideally scanning the future to pick the ones I'll really make use of in a prioritization of what's more urgent to do, right to left, top to bottom, that would certainly be a plus.
No rush here, but I'm really sick of thinking what would be the day when a session is smartly presented and picked, always fresh, minimum intervention, zero impact on settings.