[MonoDevelop] Patch + Idea

Todd Berman tberman@off.net
Thu, 03 Mar 2005 19:50:50 -0800

On Fri, 2005-03-04 at 03:41 +0100, Ben Motmans wrote:
>On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 18:17:47 -0800, Todd Berman <tberman@off.net> wrote:
>> I don't like it. I can see adding the bottom two as new File->
>> menuitems, but I dont like a right click menu there. The close menuitem
>> is useless, because the x is right there. I don't think a right click
>> menu there makes any sense.
>Personally, i think adding them to the file menu only clutters the menu
>since you would have 4 items in the file menu starting with "Close ..."
>also, when i use an IDE, i tend to right-click the tab label to see a
>list of possibilities
>i think the "close all" and "close all but this" menuitems are usefull
>(the "close" is indeed rather pointless) because navigating through 2
>items is much faster then going to the file menu

Close all is already in the file menu, so "Close all but current" is the
only new one. Adding a somewhat undiscoverable right click menu for 1
menu item doesn't make much sense to me.

>> Isn't this what the Windows menu does? Why would adding it to that popup
>> make sense?
>i don't think it feels "natural" to navigate in the notebook by going
>to the main menubar
>i prefer the solution with the extra arrow, but i have no idea if this
>can be done in a sane way

It can be done by writing a completely custom notebook control, no other
way. (Which is something I think we should avoid).