Feature idea / discussion

When building MVC apps, you have a lot of related files split across a lot of different folders. No matter what editor I use, it's kind tricky to manage this.

Komodo has an Open File panel, which allows to view the open files in a panel, grouped according to attributes such as folder, path, extension, etc.

https://devnet.jetbrains.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/5561465-22880/komodo%20places.png

It's pretty good, but could be more customisable.


The split view in PHPStorm is kinda useful too, but what would be nice would be tab-groups.

A few apps have this kind of functionality:

  • Firefox has the Tree Style Tab addon, where you group tabs beneath parents
  • Google Chrome allows you to multi-select tabs, then tear them off to a new window


I presume this doesn't exist already?

Could it?

Cheers,
Dave



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Hi,

Thanks for the reply, and looking those links up for me :)

Yeah, they all seem to be swimming in the same direction

Photoshop has a neat feature where you just select layers then drag them onto the "new folder" icon and they get put into a folder:

http://www.bittbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/group_from_layers_1.png

I'm like one of the posters from the other thread - always loads of files open (esp in MVC projects) and vertical tabs, so would be good to see something with a workflow that supported that:


Aside from the folder idea above, I've always wanted just a "Filter open files only" toggle in the project view.

I get one of the poster's point about "enough file tools already" but I think a tool to manage the files you have open (a much better version than CTRL-E, cool as it is) is needed.

Recent files is good, but really what we're looking at is a way of viewing tabs differently. Tabs = open files, but just in "tab" format.

I think making the tab bar a more powerful component would be really productive.

As I mentioned, Komodo "Recent files" is the best I've used so far, and it was pretty basic.

Cheers,
Dave



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