close button in tabs

Is there a way to add a close button on each file editor tab? just like the button for each tab in Firefox?

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Shift-clicking on a tab closes it.

--Dave Griffith

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There is not. But you can middle click (typically by pushing down on the scroll wheel of the mouse) to close it. (I believe on the Mac there is a modifier that can be used to simulate a middle click.) In my opinion, this is just as good as a close button since a mouse click will closes the window; but screen spaces is not being used up to display the icon. Plus you can click anywhere on the tab name rather than on a small icon. Ctrl+F4 will also close the active tab.

This subject has been discussed frequently. Some people want the close button; others do not want it using up screen space. See http://intellij.net/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=5214472 and http://intellij.net/forums/thread.jspa?messageID=5213075 for two of those discussions. There have been others.

I hope that helps.

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Hello dota168,

Is there a way to add a close button on each file editor tab? just
like the button for each tab in Firefox?


No.

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Dmitry Jemerov
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And if you look at Dimitry's answer there:


Hello Erik,

>I haven't looked at the new tabs yet, and I do not dare to ask,
>but..ehh.... a close button/icon on the tab....??

It's not yet there, but yes, it's going to be added.


I don't know if things have changed between that post and now, but else: just wait some time, and maybe? they will be added... :)

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Hello Erik,

And if you look at Dimitry's answer there:


> Hello Erik,
>> I haven't looked at the new tabs yet, and I do not dare to ask,
>> but..ehh.... a close button/icon on the tab....??
>>
> It's not yet there, but yes, it's going to be added.


I don't know if things have changed between that post and now, but
else: just wait some time, and maybe? they will be added... :)


So far it doesn't look like the close button is going to be added before
the Diana final release. :)

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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I already had that idea ;-). No problem, I can live without. It would just be a nice addition, but certainly not a must have...

I would appriciate it much more if you could fix the Grails support in IntelliJ, like re-adding the Grails bar, marking the right folders as source folders (even adding them manually does not always work, you have to do it twice(??) ), running the app from IntelliJ doesn't work, etc, etc... To me, that's much more important then spending time on a close button!

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Hello Erik,

I would appriciate it much more if you could fix the Grails support in
IntelliJ, like re-adding the Grails bar, marking the right folders as
source folders (even adding them manually does not always work, you
have to do it twice(??) ), running the app from IntelliJ doesn't work,
etc, etc... To me, that's much more important then spending time on a
close button!


This is of course completely unrelated. :) The team working on Groovy/Grails
support doesn't meddle with low-level UI details of the core IDE, and vice
versa.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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