Split Vertically/Horizontally are wrong

This has been true for a long while, but I haven't read any mention of
it here:

Is it not the case that the sense of the Split Vertically and Split
Horizontally commands is reversed in IDEA? The direction is supposed to
refer to the orientation of the split bar, NOT the way the panes are
oriented. Thus "split vertically" means the spit bar is vertical and
the two panes are side-by-side. "Split horizontally" means the split bar
is horizontal and the two panes are top-to-bottom.

I noticed this some time ago, but just wrote it off as one of IDEA's
little UI eccentricities (another is the fact that the sort-order
indicator in table columns is also reversed from its usage in other
applications--an ascending sort is supposed to have the apex at the top,
not the bottom). But in the new Allow LAF, I noticed that the menu icons
associated with the Split commands contradict the way IDEA actually
implements the commands, so I thought I'd mention it.

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Michael

This has been true for a long while, but I haven't read any mention of
it here:

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There was a long thread about the subject 2 weeks ago.
As nobody could agree on the correct wording - I find the current one is
the only correct and logical one-,
we agreed adding 2 small icons in the menu would save the day. Don't you
agree?

Alain

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Is it not the case that the sense of the Split
Vertically and Split
Horizontally commands is reversed in IDEA? The
direction is supposed to
refer to the orientation of the split bar, NOT the
way the panes are
oriented. Thus "split vertically" means the spit bar
is vertical and
the two panes are side-by-side. "Split horizontally"
means the split bar
is horizontal and the two panes are top-to-bottom.


This is how it works for me. You're talking about 'Split Tab Groups Horizontally' in the File menu, right?

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I'm with Alain here. The current implementation seems to be the only logical one to me, and the new icons take care of eliminating any confusion around it.

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No, Sorry Franklin is Right. Look at the attached PDF, how is the picture representing how the window was split? I chose the first option and ended up with the reverse of the icon. Please explain how this makes sense?

R



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Am I? :)

Franklin.

Robert S. Sfeir wrote:

No, Sorry Franklin is Right. Look at the attached PDF, how is the picture representing how the window was split? I chose the first option and ended up with the reverse of the icon. Please explain how this makes sense?

R

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Robert,

I agree. This makes no sense? I was going to submit a bug report for this
but then I realised people seemed to believe this was the logical way of
doing it, so I decided it must just be me not getting it?!?

- scott


"Robert S. Sfeir" <yosemitesam@gmail.com> wrote in message
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No, Sorry Franklin is Right. Look at the attached PDF, how is the picture
representing how the window was split? I chose the first option and ended
up with the reverse of the icon. Please explain how this makes sense?

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R



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