Multiple window editing

Hi, all.

I rather prefer to have one editor window open per file. Neither
Eclipse nor IDEA supports this, and I like the other features of IDEA
enough to put up with the "one big window" behavior. Obviously, others
especially those used to Visual Studio, like the one window behavior, so
it would have to be a switchable preference.

Is there any hope of getting this as an optional behavior in IDEA? It
is worth a lot more to me than many other things on the list.

If this is too much, there is one Eclipse feature that might be worth
"learning from". Double click in the title tab of an editor, and the
editor window takes up the whole Eclipse window, giving a lot more
editing space at the touch of a key. In IDEA currently, you can close
the project, run, and other tabs, but you still have the pile of tab
headers along the top showing the name of each open window, which can
take a LOT of room if you have long class names.

Is there any hope of getting at least the second feature, if not the
first?

Scott

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  • You can force the editor tabs to stay on a single line with Settings -> Appearance -> Editor Tabs in single row

  • You can use Shift-Escape to expand the currently edited file with one keystroke.


Not exactly what you want, but it will save you a few pixels and some mouse clicks..

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Also don't forget ctrl-alt-f11 to go full screen.

"edwin hautus" <ehautus@xs4all.nl> wrote in message
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  • You can force the editor tabs to stay on a single line with

Settings -> Appearance -> Editor Tabs in single row
>

  • You can use Shift-Escape to expand the currently edited file with one

keystroke.
>

Not exactly what you want, but it will save you a few pixels and some

mouse clicks..
>
>


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Glen Stampoultzis wrote:

Also don't forget ctrl-alt-f11 to go full screen.


And you can also now split the windows vertically/horizontally.

--
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present, and a distrust of the future - Maree De Jong, CLCA.

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"edwin hautus" <ehautus@xs4all.nl> wrote in message
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  • You can force the editor tabs to stay on a single line with

Settings -> Appearance -> Editor Tabs in single row
>

  • You can use Shift-Escape to expand the currently edited file with one

keystroke.
>

Not exactly what you want, but it will save you a few pixels and some

mouse clicks..
>
>

Actually Ctrl-Shift-Ff12 is the keymap to hide all toolbar windows (expand
the currently edited file with one keystroke).
Shift-Escape only hides the last toolbar window that you used.


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In article <14482858.1083097489699.JavaMail.itn@is.intellij.net>,
edwin hautus <ehautus@xs4all.nl> wrote:

  • You can force the editor tabs to stay on a single line with +Settings ->

Appearance -> Editor Tabs in single row+

  • You can use Shift-Escape to expand the currently edited file with one

keystroke.


Cool! These help, and I had not known about them more.

Scott

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