[MonoDevelop] Pad docking area idea

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 10:29:31 EDT 2010

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 8:08 AM, Levi Bard
<taktaktaktaktaktaktaktaktaktak at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The downside would be that it's not that easy to see which tab is selected ?
>> (I don't need that info because I can distinguish the pads by their content)
>> .. yes I know vs.net duplicates information too - but I don't think
>> that this is a reason to do it as well.
> Benefits of having the small bar with the full title:
>  * You get to see the full name of the pad, which is rarely true on
> the tab, and will become even less true if we add close and undock
> buttons as well.
>  * It is easier to see which pad is selected. It's pretty easy to
> distinguish, for example, the Solution and Unit Tests pads from their
> contents;
> but the Solution, Classes, Files, and Document Outline pads can all
> appear very similar at a glance.

Agreed. Also, fwiw, I very rarely have my pads tabbed - I just have
them autohidden.

However, floating pads do have another clear duplication of the title
in the window decoration.

Michael Hutchinson

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