[MonoDevelop] Tab replacement for files proposal

Dale Ragan dale.ragan at sinesignal.com
Thu Aug 5 13:30:07 EDT 2010

Hi Justin:

> My preferred workflow is to have only a few files open that I am actively
> working on.  Like others, I really like the heads up nature of this and
> the
> ease of seeing which files have unsaved changes.  A drop-down seems like a
> step back for this style of working.

We can always figure out another way to show files that are opened and
have unsaved changes.  The dropdown is just one way, we could also have a
pad, for instance that sits to the left, just like the solution explorer
showing the details.

> That said, I certainly have the experience of looking up during a
> coding/debugging session and seeing that I have a couple dozen tabs open.
> Sometimes, there are multiple tabs with the same names (eg. Index.aspx).
> What would be great in this situation is to have a drop-down option in the
> tab-bar when the number of tabs no longer fits on the screen (or when
> there
> are four tabs open or something else).

This doesn't ultimately solve the issue I am hoping to solve, which is
alleviate the mixing of file tabs with other relevant tabs, like for
instance the Version Control Changes tab.  When you have multiple files
open, it becomes hard to find those other relevant tabs.



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