[TxMt] Replace the drawer

Todd Boland charged2885 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 18:54:13 UTC 2005


highlights some of the drawer's shortcomings.  


On Apr 5, 2005 2:39 PM, Jonathan Chaffer
<jchaffer at structureinteractive.com> 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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