#501 ✓resolved

Tabs and larger projects

Reported by burningTyger | April 15th, 2011 @ 01:44 PM

I usually have small projects with few files open. But when I tried another project with easily 30 files open I found redcar and its tabs extremely cluttered. I couldn't find tabs and I couldn't really figure out which rule applied to whether a file became hidden or not. In case of that larger project a side view would have been better. So I always used the folder view to double click which was not perfect either as it doesn't feel right. Are there plans for different access modes? It's nothing major I guess but I really like Redcar and I want it to be perfect!

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  • delisa

    delisa April 15th, 2011 @ 02:38 PM

    A side view is a neat idea, and easy to implement. Just a list of all open tabs?

  • burningTyger

    burningTyger April 15th, 2011 @ 03:16 PM

    yes, that would be perfect. Also with the ability to order by hand. A bit like Smultron (which I use for quick access to files only).

  • ronin-144397 (at lighthouseapp)

    ronin-144397 (at lighthouseapp) April 18th, 2011 @ 01:32 PM

    The top tab area could have an option to set the minimum size of tabs or something like that.

    I think that memorize place (order) of opened tabs is easy, and hide tabs because of filename lenght is ugly.

    My suggestion is to also give to user the choice of hide tabs (and then appear that >>x on right top as default), or show all of them but hiding only a part of filename end.

  • delisa

    delisa April 19th, 2011 @ 09:03 PM

    • Assigned user set to “delisa”

    Wrote a plugin that handles most of this, though still need to add tab dragging. For the moment, tabs can be sorted by name, type, or notebook order:


  • burningTyger

    burningTyger April 19th, 2011 @ 09:10 PM

    Hi delisa,
    Thanks a lot for this plugin it works here and I think this will do the job a lot better for larger projects. One more thing though, single clicking will feel a lot more like switching between open files instead of opening them. Just a gut feeling.

  • delisa

    delisa April 20th, 2011 @ 03:54 AM

    Thanks for the input! I wondered which would be better between single- and double-clicking. :) It's a small change to switch, so I can put that in later this week, with the other changes in the todo list.

  • kostakimu

    kostakimu April 26th, 2011 @ 07:30 PM

    cool. +1 thanks for this plugin!

  • Daniel Lucraft

    Daniel Lucraft May 5th, 2011 @ 10:54 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”

    Don't forget you can use the fuzzy file finder for switching between open files as well. Or should we have a fuzzy finder just for open files?

  • delisa

    delisa November 6th, 2011 @ 10:26 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “resolved”

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