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Per default ECB synchronizes automatically the contents of the ECB-windows/tree-buffers with the current active edit-window (rsp. the current buffer of the edit window):
This windows is synchronized to display the directory where the
source-file which is displayed in the edit-window is located. If the
source-path (i.e. an element of the option
containing this directory is not expanded it will be auto. expanded
according to the value of the option
ecb-auto-expand-directory-tree (see ecb-directories).
The ECB-sources-buffer contains after synchronizing all the sources of the directory of the "current" source-file displayed in the edit-window. The entry of the "current" source-file is highlighted.
Contains after synchronizing all the tokens of the buffer in the edit-window, i.e. all methods, variables etc... depending of the major-mode.
Highlights the entry of the buffer displayed in the edit-window if this buffer is a source-file.
This feature can be customized with the option
If active then the synchronization takes place always a buffer changes in the edit window, if deactivated then never. But you can also set this option to a list of major-modes and then the sync. will only be done if the major-mode of the current buffer belongs NOT to this list.
But in every case the synchronization takes only place if the
major-mode of the current-buffer in the edit-window has a relation to
files or directories. Examples for the former one are all
Info-mode too, an example for the latter one is
dired-mode. For all major-modes related to
customize-mode and others never a synchronization will be done!
It's recommended to exclude at least
Info-mode because it makes
no sense to synchronize the ECB-windows after calling the Info help.
Per default also
dired-mode is excluded but it can also making
sense to synchronize the ECB-directories/sources windows with the
current directory of the dired-buffer in the edit-window.
If you often need to toggle between autom. synchronization on and off
then customizing the option
ecb-window-sync is inefficient and
therefore ECB offers the command
Please note: With the command
ecb-window-sync you can
do a manually synchronization if the automatic one is switched off or
if you just want to do this!