setup for dual monitors

I have dual monitors @ 1024x768. I find that 1024x768 is cumbersome for an IDE (1280x1024 is fine). But using Netbeans for the last 6 months I find that using MDI, I can put the editor on one monitor, and the rest of the IDE on another.

I am doing a trial of Intelli J IDEA, and find I get a littel claustrophobic. It appears that the IDE does not support MDI. Any tips from dual monitor users, using Intelli J?

Thanks,

~S

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shea wrote:

I have dual monitors @ 1024x768. I find that 1024x768 is cumbersome for an IDE (1280x1024 is fine). But using Netbeans for the last 6 months I find that using MDI, I can put the editor on one monitor, and the rest of the IDE on another.

I am doing a trial of Intelli J IDEA, and find I get a littel claustrophobic. It appears that the IDE does not support MDI. Any tips from dual monitor users, using Intelli J?

Thanks,

~S


You can detach all of the toolwindows (Project, Structure, Ant Build,
Todo, etc.), and move them to your other screen.

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You can detach all of the toolwindows ..




, and there is backlogged request for
"Make splitted editors sets floatable."
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEABKL-2991

Feel free to comment/vote for it.

Alain

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It works pretty good for me. I have 2 monitors set-up for 1600x1200. I
work mainly in one window. I float some windows to the other window
when I need to see search results, usages, etc and still work on code.

shea wrote:

>I have dual monitors @ 1024x768. I find that 1024x768 is cumbersome for an IDE (1280x1024 is fine). But using Netbeans for the last 6 months I find that using MDI, I can put the editor on one monitor, and the rest of the IDE on another.
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>I am doing a trial of Intelli J IDEA, and find I get a littel claustrophobic. It appears that the IDE does not support MDI. Any tips from dual monitor users, using Intelli J?
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>Thanks,
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>~S

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