[TxMt] Replace the drawer
charged2885 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 22:29:00 UTC 2005
the default behavior for a mini panel is to disappear once the
application loses focus.
On Apr 5, 2005 5:58 PM, Nick Hristov <nick.hristov at gmail.com> wrote:
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> I think that the drawer should be left alone. It is very usable, and I
> like the fact that I can resize it any way I want.
> The disappearing panel is a bad idea. Worst idea I have ever heard...
> like a ... jump-to-conclusions mat.
> Why would it disappear? Where would the panel go?
> Just my 2c of de-constructive criticism.
> On Apr 5, 2005, at 1:44 PM, Noah M. Daniels wrote:
> > 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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