[MonoDevelop] Seven MD UX questions

Lluis Sanchez Gual slluis.devel at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 05:46:52 EDT 2011

El dl 14 de 03 de 2011 a les 21:32 -0700, en/na Steve Lessard va
> 1. I added some bookmarks to my code in MonoDevelop. Now I would like
> to see a list of all the bookmarks. I couldn't find a pad for
> bookmarks. Is it possible to see a list of bookmarks?

Nope, there isn't a pad for bookmarks.

> 2. I have three monitors on my machine. I've undocked several of
> MonoDevelop's pads and they are now "floating" on the various
> monitors. Floating pads are kind of a pain because they can't
> auto-hide or be tabbed like they can when docked. Is there a way to
> dock the pads into each other, but still outside the main MonoDevelop
> window?


> 3. Another window management question. The location of each undocked
> tab is relative to the main MonoDevelop window. When I move the main
> MonoDevelop window all the "floating" tabs move with it. This pretty
> much prevents me from optimizing the screen real estate because
> MonoDevelop can't be shuffled around so easily because those floating
> pads could end up off screen.  Is there a way to change this behavior
> so that each pad's position is independent of the main MonoDevelop
> window?


> 4. I use MonoDevelop's feature for creating custom views to customize
> the GUI depending on the task I am doing. Once in a while I decide a
> particular view/layout would be better if I tweaked it a bit. Once I
> do that how do I apply that layout change so is is saved to the
> current view?

Changes should be automatically saved. You don't need to do it

> 5. Whenever I open a solution the solution automatically opens in the
> same view in which it was last used. Unfortunately if that view had
> undocked pads on other monitors all of the undocked pads will open on
> top of the main MonoDevelop window on the main monitor instead of
> opening in the expected location. If I then go an manually select the
> view the floating pads return to the expected position. Is there a way
> to get MonoDevelop to open the floating pads in the correct location
> without manual intervention?

This looks like a bug. Can you please file it through
http://monodevelop.com/Bugs ?

> 6. At one point today in the Search Results pad (which was docked) I
> had three tabs, "Search Results," "Search Results 2," and "Search
> Results 3." I don't know how I got three tabs, but I like it. The
> problem is every time I search the results are sent to the "Search
> Results" tab. How do I direct the results to a different or new tab?


> 7. Whenever I try to open MonoDevelop's Help window to view
> documentation the window appears for about 1/2 second then disappears.
> How can I fix it?

Can you please file this bug a well. Thanks.

> Thanks for your help,
> -SteveL
> p.s. I tried looking up MonoDevelop's docs on the web for answers to
> these questions but there's not much documentation out there.
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