News

2020-03-21 - Code Browser 7.1 Released

This release fixes several issues related to GTK3 and add an "Open Folder" feature: it's possible to open a window on any folder without opening a project.

2020-02-17 - Code Browser 7.0 Released

Few major changes.

Unified View

The directories, files and sections of a project are not visible in a single hierarchy: when you open a project view (ALT+J), it opens a new window showing the directories, the files and also the sections in files.

Zoomable View

The zoomable view is now part of the official release.

Other Stuff

The keyboard navigation in the browser view is improved: Up/Down and Page Up/Down can go the previous or next sibling section.

The page view has been removed, it can not work with the integrated project view.

Notes

It is a major release but the v6 configuration files and scripts can be reused as is. It is a major release not because of major changes but rather because of the removal of the page view.

More releases should follow soon as the merge of folders and sections into a single hierarchy gave me new ideas:

2019-12-06 - Code Browser 6.7 Released

This version introduces a very basic auto-completion feature, based on the words found in the current text document.

2019-11-29 - Zoomable View

The Zoomable View is a new experimental feature, it is an hybrid interface that combines a Zoomable User Interface (ZUI) with the classical text editor.

Getting started

Download

Filename Description
code-browser-zoomable-6.6-installer.exe The Windows installer
code-browser-zoomable-6.6-win32.zip Windows binaries without installer
code-browser-zoomable-6.6-linux-x64.tar.gz Linux x64 binaries
code-browser-zoomable-6.6-src.tar.gz The source code (tar gz format)
code-browser-zoomable-6.6-src.zip The source code (zip format)

Open a File

Choose a file with many sections. If you're new to Code Browser and don't have such a file, you can download the source of Code Browser itself and open src/main.co.

Change View

Go to the View menu and select the Zoomable View, then adjust the width of the left pane.

Navigate with the Mouse

Navigate with the Keyboard

The keys are the same as the Browser View:

Future

This feature is completely new and experimental, but as of today, here's my first feeling on it:

It is globally positive but I still have to try it on real projects in order to have a better insight. If you're willing to try it, your comments are welcome.

I may also experiment a grid view as in Eagle Mode [Video] instead of a tree view. It should use space more efficiently and reduce the zoom factor between root and leaves.

2019-07-07 - Code Browser 6.6 Released

It fixes two major regressions:

2019-03-10 - Code Browser 6.5 Released

This release improves the search result:

The most important change is the migration from GTK2 to GTK3 for the Unix version. It's not really an improvement, except may be a better use of themes; file chooser and color dialogs are terrible.

There is still no line number, but the Goto Line dialog now shows the current absolute line number: you can quickly get the current line number with CTRL-G.