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[WIN7+] Jumplist in taskbar

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Written by Rvanlaak
1 year ago
Category: Feature discussion
25 posts since Sat, 25 Dec 10
It would be nice if a jumplist with the 6 most/last used sessions could be added to the Windows task bar. This makes it possible to directly start a session via the task bar.
Written by lozersneexe
8 months ago
4 posts since Tue, 27 Aug 13
This would be a great feature. I find it really handy in a couple of other applications I use like WinSCP and PuTTY.
Written by ansgar
8 months ago
4801 posts since Fri, 07 Apr 06
* Should a click on such a "jump-session" always create a new application instance of heidisql.exe or only once?
* Or should that depend on the setting "Allow multiple application instances" (Tools > Preferences > Miscellaneous)
Written by Rvanlaak
8 months ago
25 posts since Sat, 25 Dec 10
I think a new application instance always is preferable, otherwise the session manager in the application can be used.
Written by lozersneexe
8 months ago
4 posts since Tue, 27 Aug 13
Agreed, however I suppose if someone had the "Allow multiple application instances" checkbox disabled it would make sense to bring focus on the current application instance - if one exists - and load the new session within.
Written by ansgar
8 months ago
4801 posts since Fri, 07 Apr 06
r4506 is my first attempt to add such a jumplist. Please test and give feedback.

HeidiSQL now creates a "Recent sessions" category, and lists the sessions which were connected within the recent 30 days, order by the number of connects (most connected at the top).
Written by ansgar
8 months ago
4801 posts since Fri, 07 Apr 06
What does not yet work on the command line + in the "Recent sessions" jumplist is calling HeidiSQL with a session which contains spaces in its name. I'm just trying to fix that.
Written by ansgar
8 months ago
4801 posts since Fri, 07 Apr 06
Seems that on Windows 8, this jumplist is buggy. See http://www.heidisql.com/forum.php?t=13339 . Fixed that in r4508.
Written by lozersneexe
8 months ago
4 posts since Tue, 27 Aug 13
Testing r4508 this morning, the jumplist looks good, I'm assuming the numbers in parentheses are the number of connections made to each host? Jump list items appear to open to the Session Manager rather than connecting straight to the selected jump session, not sure if this is a bug or the functionality hasn't been fleshed out yet. Thanks for your work on this feature!
Written by ansgar
8 months ago
4801 posts since Fri, 07 Apr 06
No, clicking a jump item should connect you directly to that session. But as said, there's a bug with spaces in session names, so perhaps your session name(s) have spaces?
Written by ansgar
8 months ago
4801 posts since Fri, 07 Apr 06
r4509 should fix problems with spaces in session names which are called by a jump item.

And yes, the number in parentheses is the number of overall connects, which is used for sorting. The value in parentheses should explain the sorting order. Not sure, is that too ugly?

Could you please do a new test with the new build, if the session manager still shows up when using a jump task?
Written by lozersneexe
7 months ago
4 posts since Tue, 27 Aug 13
Ahh, yeah, forgot you had mentioned that bug earlier in the thread, definitely had spaces in the session names. I'm testing r4509 now, the changes seem to take care of this issue.

As for the numbers, I don't think it's ugly really, just not terribly useful info for the end user. I'm not very picky as long as the functionality is there. Thanks again for knocking this one out.
 

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