Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#707 assigned enhancement

Don't show unncecessary windows

Reported by: kaare Owned by: adamk
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: editor Version: 0.48
Keywords: bottom pane, side pane, functions, outline, syntax, usability Cc:

Description

Only show 'Functions' and 'Syntax' windows when the document is in an appropriate language (ie perl, perl6, ...)

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by zenogantner

  • Keywords bottom pane side pane functions outline syntax added

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by zenogantner

  • Keywords usability added

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by szabgab

What if the user already has other windows open when he switches to, say a text file?
Should the syntax check window automatically close? And if after that he switches to a Perl file
then should the syntax check window automatically open?

That would require us to keep track which windows are relevant for which mime-type and to keep track what is the current user selected stat of the window (on-off). Is it worth the trouble?

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by zenogantner

If it improves usability (= makes our users happy), it is worth the trouble.

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by adamk

  • Owner set to adamk
  • Priority changed from major to minor
  • Status changed from new to assigned

I now grey out the tools if they are not relevant, this should be enough for now.

Moving to something which completely hides or shows the panels is much trickier.

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