There is something I find quite frustrating for quite a long time, and I
would like to know if somebody has a workaround.
Let's say I am using Idea for some time, I have a few bottom panels open
(say "run" and "find"). If I ask Idea to find usages of some stuff, when I
press ok, Idea displays a progress dialog for a usually very short time,
and assuming the "find" panel was currently in the foreground, displays the
search results in this panel. But this is for a tens of a second, because
immediately, the search panel gets hidden, the run panel appears, then
disappears and the find panel comes back. On My P3 1ghz machine, this takes
at least a second between the moment IDEA first displays the search results
and the moment I can actually use them.
My bottom panels are docked (because I like it this way).
Ah and this also makes me think of another thing: if I have various bottom
panels open, there is only one that is displayed. If I click on the
minimize icon, it is because I want to hide it in order to have more space
for the editor, not because I want another open panel to show up (moreover,
I usually have no clue about what panel will show up). If I want to access
another panel, I just click on its name.
What do other users think?