Thanks for posting about this. At the moment, the drawer will not stay open automatically when you open a new tab. I'll pass your suggestion on to the team to see if we can incorporate this option in future.
In the meantime, if you haven't already, you can add a button on your toolbar to open the drawer - this might make opening the drawer a bit less cumbersome. You can do this by going to View > Customize Toolbar > and dragging the icon for Drawer to your toolbar. Let me know if this helps at all.
In regards to your second point, there are some other users who are also experiencing this issue. I'd like to gather a bit more information so we can take a closer look. Could you share what model of Mac and macOS you are currently using to run VoodooPad?
on 06 Jun, 2018 03:07 PM
I have been using VP for many years now, so all OS Versions since 2007 were fine until this new one.
The one before I updated to High Sierra was 10.11 El Capitan.
Hope that helps.
Thanks for making Vodoo Pad :)
I just updated and am still having the window issue.
If I quit VoodooPad, when I relaunch the application it doesn't reopen the windows I had open. And when I open the document I had open, it doesn't reopen with all the tabs, but rather only opens the index page.
VoodooPad: 5.2.1 (6316)
Computer: Mid 2015 MacBook Pro (15")
(all details in the system report I uploaded, "MacBookPro.spx")
John on 23 Jun, 2018 02:54 PM
We’re aware of some remaining issues with document and window restoration in 5.2.1 (in general we believe it should be much better than 5.2.0). Unfortunately we believe the issues involve macOS itself. We’re working with Apple to resolve these remaining issues but unfortunately do not have an ETA or a workaround.
I will update this thread when I have more information. Thank you for your patience and again I’m sorry for the frustration this issue is causing.
on 23 Jun, 2018 03:12 PM
John -- since it's a symptom of the more recent versions of VoodooPad, do you have any information on how far I might need to backtrack in order to get to a version that doesn't show these issues?
Honestly, although I appreciate everything that is awesome about VoodooPad, the combined additional hassle-factor of the various issues (the not-remembering-windows one, plus having to constantly re-open the side drawer, plus a short list of a few others I haven't bothered to ask about here) is cutting into my workflow enough that I'm starting to reluctantly think about alternate software solutions.
Backing up to an earlier version of VoodooPad might at least solve that, for now.
on 23 Jun, 2018 03:36 PM
Thanks, Darin -- this helps, definitely, but is unreliable:
For me, it preserves the size and position of the overall window, but which tabs it actually keeps and re-opens seems pretty random. Generally, when I re-open it has about half the tabs it closed with, and I can't see any pattern to which it decides to keep.
Ya, I've seen some odd tab behavior too (now that I'm using it with more tabs open). I can't figure out a system—as you say, it seems random. If I figure out how to make it work more consistently, I'll certainly post it.