Whilst out for a walk today, I was thinking about IntelliJ's UI. I like the floating popup windows and I like the autohide feature as well but I thought of yet another way to manage windows (size mostly) that I think would be more convenient. The idea (no pun intended) is this.
There would be a plug in that when activated, either by configuration or by holding down an activate key, would make an existing tool window go into floating mode BUT it would be enlarge to the point where all viewable content can be seen (or as much as possible). When the hot key is released or the user presses, escape, the floatiing window disappears and the state of the UI would return to normal. The primary targets for this feature is the "Project", "Structure", "Run, et. al", tool windows because they generally carry a lot of content. Also the floating window would not cause the UI to rearrange itself like the "auto-hide" feature does.
Is this non-sense? Is this possible with existing Open API? would you use it?