Author Topic: Could New File Tabs be located at the bottom of the editor windows?  (Read 4701 times)

rowbearto

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I'm noticing very often that I am looking at the lower tool windows - such as "Build", "Search Results", "References", etc, and then what I see there makes me want to open a specific file.

With the old location of the file tabs at the bottom of the editor window, it was right on top of these lower tool windows, so I did not need to move my eyes much, and I could see both at the same time.

But now the file tabs are at the top of the editor window, away from all of the useful information at the bottom of the screen.

I'm finding myself wanting and using the old file tab interface for this reason, so my eyes and head are doing less zig-zagging up and down the screen.

So my request is if it is possible to put the new file tabs at the bottom of the editor window like it used to be?

Thanks,
Rob

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Re: Could New File Tabs be located at the bottom of the editor windows?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 06:42:42 am »
I agree about the file tab location should be configurable for either the top or bottom for exactly the same reasons as rowbearto stated.

I would prefer it at the bottom.

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Re: Could New File Tabs be located at the bottom of the editor windows?
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 08:14:26 am »
Try setting the macro variable "def_document_tabs_orientation" to 1 and restart SlickEdit. This option is not yet fully supported. In other words, it may work perfectly or it may not. I tried it a little and it worked for what I tried.

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Re: Could New File Tabs be located at the bottom of the editor windows?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 02:44:24 pm »
"def_document_tabs_orientation" doesn't show up in the variable setting dialog pick list, and if I try to use set_var, I get a "Can't find variable" error message. How can I set this?

BTW, I'm running beta 7 on Windows 7 64bit.
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Re: Could New File Tabs be located at the bottom of the editor windows?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 02:55:53 pm »
Works for me.

Try to execute "set-var def_document_tabs_orientation" from the SlickEdit command line. It will prompt for a value. Type 1.

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Re: Could New File Tabs be located at the bottom of the editor windows?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 03:00:22 pm »
I think this was added new in beta 8...so go ahead and install that version and then give it a try.

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Re: Could New File Tabs be located at the bottom of the editor windows?
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 03:24:32 pm »
It works in beta 8. Thanks!

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Re: Could New File Tabs be located at the bottom of the editor windows?
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2013, 01:05:08 am »
Aha! Glad I found this thread. I was about ready to start throwing things.
I've either lost the file tab orientation option or it's gone.  Assuming the latter, it would be sweet if it came back.

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Re: Could New File Tabs be located at the bottom of the editor windows?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2013, 05:16:54 pm »
Did you try what Clark posted?

Try to execute "set-var def_document_tabs_orientation" from the SlickEdit command line. It will prompt for a value. Type 1.

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Re: Could New File Tabs be located at the bottom of the editor windows?
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2013, 05:20:26 pm »
Yes, I used the set-var command and it worked like a champ.  I was just confused looking for the "file tab orientation" setting.

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Re: Could New File Tabs be located at the bottom of the editor windows?
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2016, 09:54:58 pm »
I recently exported my configuration and imported it.

The settings for having the tabs at the bottom did not transfer (value of def_document_tabs_orientation). Can this be fixed?