[MonoDevelop] Fwd: Pad docking area idea

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 15:53:11 EDT 2010

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 3:44 PM, IBBoard <ibboard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Eclipse also puts an extra button in the spare space for additional
> actions, but I think that behaviour is a bit odd as it applies to the
> current tab, even though it's in a "group of tabs" area.
>> .. yes I know vs.net duplicates information too - but I don't think
>> that this is a reason to do it as well.
> Too right! :) Why immitate something sub-par if it can be done better?

OTOH Eclipse isn't exactly considered to have good usability either...

I'm personally not 100% convinced one way or the other. I agree that
there's duplication of information, but merging the tabs into the
header could be very cramped and possibly confusing. If using a little
more space improves usability, that's a reasonable price to pay IMO.

Michael Hutchinson

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