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Quickly Resizing Panels

Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:57 pm
by Garamond
Great software, but it can always be better!

Sometimes you want to see more than what's visible inside an individual panel, in particular on a small laptop screen. And, to be honest, resizing individual panels with the mouse in MainType is a bit sluggish.

A feature that I've come to love in the Eclipse development platform is its ability to quickly maximize a separate panel by a simple double-click on the pane tab. Even better - a second double-click will restore the panel back to its original size and position.

Admittedly, most MainType panels doesn't have tabs, but there is a flat bar on top of each panel that would do just as well. Now, wouldn't that be a time saver?

Re: Quickly Resizing Panels

Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:42 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Garamond wrote:Now, wouldn't that be a time saver?
It would, but doesn't it already do that? Try double-clicking on the Panel Title bars. After resizing, double-click to dock them again, and they remember their size when reopened.

You can also save five custom layouts.

Re: Quickly Resizing Panels

Posted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:07 pm
by Garamond
Well, yes and no. The problem is that the panel turns into a popup window, often obscuring other parts of the application that you might like to reach at the same time. If you in that situation move the popup window, it will automatically dock itself to the nearest panel and the layout might be inadvertently altered.

I would prefer that the panel would maximize itself within the work area (by which I mean the area where all other panels are located) and not be transformed into a popup window, hence not risking to obscure the toolbar or the menu and eventually possibly changing the layout. Having to manually (or through the View menu) adjust the layout back to what it was seems to me a bit awkward.

Re: Quickly Resizing Panels

Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:06 pm
by Bhikkhu Pesala
Try pinning the panels.
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