Re: [code] [textadept] Customize status bar

From: Qwerky <>
Date: Sun, 7 Jul 2019 14:56:43 -0600

Hi.  I found ui.bufstatusbar_text in ui.lua.  I copied ui.lua to
/userdata/ and edited it there, but the changes had no effect.  Should
my edited ui.lua be placed in /userdata/core/?  I tried it there, but
again no effect.  Does it need to be edited in place?

Also, though I see how to edit that part of the status bar, I don't see
how to move ui.bufstatusbar to the left, and the message portion to the

Please explain hooking up my own events (in preference to editing source).



On 2019-07-06 18:32, Mitchell wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, 6 Jul 2019, Qwerky wrote:
>> Hi.  SciTe allows to customize the status bar (what fields, what order,
>> etc.).  Does textadept allow the same?
>> In particular, in addition to customizing the fields and their order,
>> I wish
>> to have the various information fields (line, column, etc.) displayed
>> on the
>> left end of the status bar, and messages displayed on the right side
>> of the
>> status bar.  Info fields on the left is the common standard that I
>> have found
>> in all other editors I have used.
> `ui.statusbar_text`[1] and `ui.bufstatusbar_text`[2] are what you are
> interested in. They are the left and right statusbar, respectively.
> Search Textadept's source to see where they are used. Hooking up your
> own events should override Textadept's default ones, but if all else
> fails, edit Textadept's source.
> Cheers,
> Mitchell
> [1]:
> [1]:

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