[MonoDevelop] Fwd: Pad docking area idea

Mike Krüger mkrueger at novell.com
Fri Jul 23 16:24:41 EDT 2010

> That looks similar to Eclipse (which isn't surprising from what I
> vaguely know of Netbeans). Each tab has a close button, the group of
> tabs has a "minimise" in the spare space that groups the whole lot
> down and then you right-click to dock a single one (at least that's
> what I remember, but I can't test at the moment). It makes sense, and
> I've always thought those grey bars were a bit ugly, where as using
> the tab is more native.
> 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.
The extra buttons in the space space are a nice idea, but I know what 
you mean with 'a bit odd' :)

Ok you're right - eclipse does the same. I think the pad tabs look much 
better than in netbeans.
Everyone who thinks that there is an usability problem with merging tabs 
& the header should take a look at netbeans for just that issue.
Screen space is valuable - many of us like x-code - they don't waste 
space on such features like showing the obvious - all is functional.
I think we should do the same.


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