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1. ## Give more significant names to dropbox saves

It is nice to be able to save projects on dropbox. But do you expect a user to find a project he/she on dropbox when the dropbox subfolder name is just a letter followed by an arbitrary number? Even by looking inside the subfolder you don't recognize the project since the main file is always invariably called main.tex. I suggest you add an option of using as dropbox subfolder name, the name of the project followed by date and time. Wouldn't that be more natural?

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That’s a good point. We are planning to revisit how the dropbox saver works. Thanks for the feedback.

• ## How can I change a projects main file?

Currently I can't find a way to change the main file of a project to another one. I can delete the content of the original main file and rename it, but just change it would be nice.
Is this already possible? Maybe the FAQ should be extended.

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A better way to change the main file is definitely planned. Until then, a simple workaround if you do want to have a project with multiple standalone files (rather than splitting them into different projects and sharing files between the two projects with linked files) is to just have the main file \input one of the other files.

• ## Code Folding

Are there plans to add code folding functionality?

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Yes, code folding support is definitely planned. Thanks for the feedback!

• ## arara suport

http://www.ctan.org/pkg/arara

defiantly worth looking in. sometimes i press one by one space only to recompile the file.

it would give the users the freedom to choose pdfTeX, XeTeX or other versions of the compiler out of the TeXlife if they wish to...

http://www.ctan.org/pkg/arara

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Thanks for the feedback! An arara build option is definitely planned. :)

• ## how about Tolkien fonts

http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/fonts/tolkienfonts contains quiet good system for writing all the languages.

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Great idea! Thanks for the feedback.

• ## iCloud drive

Is iCloud Drive support planned?

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Thanks for the feedback! We’ll see what we can do to support iCloud drive. Note that we currently support uploads from Dropbox and Google Drive and downloads to Dropbox. More integrations coming soon. :)

• ## Selecting / highlighting a full line does not work

When the cursor is at the beginning of a line and the text in that line extends all the way to the right (there is no whitespace between the rightmost character and the CodeMirror-vscrollbar) holding shift and pressing down to highlight that line does not highlight it.

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• ## make it possible to filter for docs WITHOUT a given tag or tags

Dear wL,
I have just started tagging my wL documents. It would be great to be able to filter for things like:
All untagged documents
All docs without tag1
All docs without tag1, without tag2, but with tag3 etc.

Could you for example add a (perhaps toggleable) feature which whenever you create the tag "Tag1, automatically creates "notTag1" and applies it to everything?

Thanks,
Dominic

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I think we can provide this, maybe with a “no:some-tag” filter in the search box. Thanks for the feedback!

• ## check supported file extensions before upload

Hello!

I <a href="https://writelatex.uservoice.com/forums/137318-feedback/suggestions/6280041-tiff-support">experiences some problems with file upload</a>. Instead of after upload, how about an up-front warning for unsupported file extensions, plus as link to the <a href="https://www.writelatex.com/help/1-what-file-types-do-you-support">list of supported ones</a>?

Cheers!

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Thanks for the feedback — better file upload support is definitely planned, and filtering on extension before upload will be a part of that work. :)

• ## Introduce folders in the dashboard

While tags are a nice idea, they are still suboptimal when it comes to HCI and how we perceive organisation of entities. Would it be possible to actually add folders to the dash (maybe even keep tags for people who do prefer them)?

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Thanks for the feedback — we’re planning to provide a folder-like view of tags, much like gmail does, which should help with this. :)

• ## Page number navigation widget in preview

It would be great to be able to jump directly to a specific page in the preview.

In postprocessing usually I use the list of contents to find the right section for editing. Then I scroll down to the right page in the preview and click left to get to the according line of Latex-Code.
Especially in long reports that have several hundred pages, scrolling takes ages. Instantly jumping to a specific page number would accelarte my workflow.

Thanks for considering. :)

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Thanks for the feedback — that’s a great suggestion!

• ## I posted a comment on the "resolved" issue #3966241 on connection timeouts, please read. Thanks!

comment:
"So better servers are great, I appreciate the effort & acknowledgement of a potential problem. But this only addresses a portion of the problem. The real issue (in my mind) is that the program is incapable of recovering from connection timeouts. So, better servers are great, but it's a half-baked solution for when you have server issues, or more frequently, for those that have no choice but to work on spotty connections (i.e. college students on college wifi, anyone in America that has Comcast, etc.). I have had to work on these kinds of connections by…

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Thanks for taking the time to provide detailed feedback. We monitor disconnections closely, and they were higher than usual late last week due to some connectivity problems at our hosting provider — sorry about this. We are working on improving our overall robustness to connection failures, as you suggest. These are some fairly complicated changes, though, so we have to make sure that we’ve carefully thought them out and tested them before release. We’ll be improving these as quickly as we can.

• ## Ability to change the build process

Something is off about the way Bibtex runs. It works fine in Texmaker on my desktop, but throws errors in Writelatex. I think that if I could change the build steps - latex, bibtex, bibtex, latex, PDFLatex - instead of what looks like just PDFlatex, then I could maybe fix the problem.

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We are working on a way of giving you more control over the build process now. Thanks for the feedback!

• ## Preview window scrolling weird

I am frequently using WriteLaTeX on multiple monitors with the preview window in one and the LaTeX source in another browser window. The preview is updating correctly when I edit the source, but every time I do so, the preview scrolls up a little and doesn't stay where it was.
Sometimes, the same thing happens to the source window when I click on another window (in this case, Adobe Reader) after editing or switch to another browser tab, but that doesn't happen every time.

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Thanks for reporting this. I see what you mean about the preview scrolling issue. We’ll try to fix that. I haven’t yet managed to reproduce the problem with scrolling in the source view, but if you have any further info, please do drop us a line at www.writelatex.com/contact :)

• ## Make the home/end buttons not go to the start/end of a multi-line string

When writing text which shows on multiple lines of the editor (but is still on the same line number in terms of the document), the expected behaviour of the home key is to go to the start of the text line the cursor is on, rather than the start of the latex-numbered line. This is in the same way that the up and down arrows in this context do not move the cursor from line 14 to line 15, but rather from line 14a to 14b.

For me, it would be great if pressing the home key on line 14b…

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Thanks for reporting this — that’s a good point, and we’ll try to get it fixed as soon as we can. :)

• ## Create native mobile and desktop apps

Even it the writeLaTeX editor is usable in mobile browsers, but it is far from perfect. With native mobile apps for Android and iOS you maybe could render the preview and/or math formulas in rich text view (instead of MathJax) locally, which would make it much faster. And you could provide extra keyboard buttons, so that it is easier to type symbols like \[]{}()&, etc. used often in LaTeX.
Local rendering would of course also speed up desktop apps.

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Thanks for the suggestion. A native app would be really great.

• ## tikz

Update TikZ package to new 3.0 version

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Thanks for the feedback. I expect that we’ll be upgrading to 3.0 when we upgrade to TeX Live 2014, which will be released soon. :)

• ## A keyboard with fast access to some crucial button like \ for latex editing on a tablet would be great.

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Better support on tablet is certainly planned. Thanks for the feedback!

• ## Allow users to import emacs color themes (or provide all of them)

You offer many color schemes (with pricing) but none of them specifically suits me. I've been using variants of the classic emacs
slate' color theme for about 25 years. (My current favorite is bharadwaj slate'.) Could we import emacs color themes?

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Support for custom themes is certainly planned. Until then, if someone can add this colour scheme to the open source code CodeMirror project (http://codemirror.net/), which we use for the editor, then we can easily add it to wL. :)

• ## create more zoom options, e.g. fit to width etc.

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