[TxMt] Re: TM2 window size

Rob McBroom mailinglist0 at skurfer.com
Wed May 30 13:37:10 UTC 2012

On May 30, 2012, at 8:19 AM, Jon Marshall wrote:

> I am not sure if this conflicts with your suggestion or not, but I greatly prefer when the overall window stays the same size when opening the file browser and not push the overall size out and to the right, as TextMate currently functions.

I didn’t even know you could open a file browser within an existing window. I suppose in that case, the window size can stay the same. I’ll never do it, so I don’t care. :-)

> To me it makes more sense to consider the overall window one unit, not a separate window with a file browser adjacent to the editor window. Perhaps my preference doesn't conflict with yours after all, you would just have to close the file browser first before hitting new file I guess, but I think they do, you are pretty much saying the file browser and the editor should be separate. I prefer them as one.

No, I’m fine with them being in a single window. (In fact, I used the Project+ plug-in with TM1 to achieve this.) All I’m saying that that the size of a *new* window should be determined by the size of the last used editor, not the size of the last used window.

As it is now, if I’m working in a window with a single file open (no browser) and it’ll fit 80 characters, then I open a directory in a new window, the editor portion of the new window will only fit 49 characters or so. It should fit 80. The reverse should also be true. If I’m working on a project (with a file browser) and the editor portion will fit 80 characters, ⌘N should not give me a new editor that fits 112.

Rob McBroom

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