Michael Kirby wrote:
> I can't speak to whether eclipse "wins" on the screen real-estate
issue, but I do know that I consistently have problems with IDEA's use
of screen real-estate.
> In particular, I find that Vertical editor real-estate is my most
valuable commodity, so I have the debug, find usages, etc tabs come up
on the right and left (depending). Unfortunately, some of these modes
of operation are very difficult to run vertically. I end up with wasted
space at the bottom, and I am squeezed for horizontal space at the top.
Also, on the horizontal axis, I'm not yet happy with the variable with
these "things" all add up to its width:
right portion of the code folding controls,
anything else ?
perhaps a single icon for the last two, with explanation in the hover-on
tooltip and a background color for the breakpoint may suffice and avoid
that huge area ...
I'd also be quite happy if the line numbering (which I display) would
live in the same left gutter as these other symbols (eg collapse the two
gutters into one).
In fact, usually only a small % of lines need the special overrides/is
overridden/breakpoint symbol - so when that is drawn I'd be happy not to
have the line number displayed for that particular line.