[TxMt] Replace the drawer

Noah M. Daniels ndaniels at mac.com
Tue Apr 5 18:44:23 UTC 2005

I am pretty much completely in agreement with Todd. A disappearing 
panel would be rather annoying to me, partly given the impact on the 
ability to drag and drop files into it.

A source pane like 10.4 mail would be OK, though I don't see it as 
really an improvement (then again, I haven't used 10.4 mail yet, so...)

On Apr 5, 2005, at 2:39 PM, Jonathan Chaffer wrote:

> On Apr 5, 2005, at 2:31 PM, Todd Boland wrote:
>> I am not a big fan of the drawer widget. I was excited to hear that
>> apple mail is dropping the drawer come 10.4. I would like to request
>> comments about converting the drawer to a mini panel (the type that
>> disappears when focus is lost). near the top of the panel, there would
>> be a drop down which would list all open projects and files (if an
>> open file has it's own window). as you focus a new window, the mini
>> panel will update to reflect the currently focused window's project or
>> file. in the case of a file, the mini panel would be blank.
> I would dislike this. The physical attachment of the file list to the 
> project window is very meaningful and useful to me.
> If TextMate were to move to a "source pane" like iTunes and the new 
> Mail instead of the drawer, that would be fine (as well as consistent 
> with those apps). I don't have a problem with the drawer, though.
> What are your reservations about the drawer? I know it can sometimes 
> "forget" its assigned width and height when the window is resized, due 
> to some window manager bugs. Anything else?
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