[TxMt] Re: Comment on Issue #699 File Browser default to right

Elia Schito elia at schito.me
Thu Jan 24 09:44:28 UTC 2013

I kept it on the left up until now for the same reason

(though currently I'm giving a try to the right side as allan suggested)


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On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 8:42 AM, dAlembert <nablamalnabla at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> in https://github.com/textmate/textmate/issues/699 it is currently
> discussed
> whether or not the file browser should default to left or right position.
> I appreciate that the position can easily be changed via preferences, so I
> don't care too much for the preset default position -- but I would like to
> point out one factor that led me to changing it back to 'left' after short
> testing time.
> It is argued that, with the file browser on the right hand side, the left
> border of the text view will not move when the file browser is shown or
> hidden (which I fully understand). However, when switching to full screen
> mode, the text view will be stuck at the leftmost corner of the screen.
> With
> a large widescreen display, I personally prefer to have the text editor (at
> least approximately) centered on the screen, and with the file browser to
> left, one could easily use the file browser width to achieve centering of
> the main text view in full screen mode. So far, I have not found an option
> to get the text away from the left border of the screen if the file browser
> is on the right hand side.
> Maybe I'm missing something, so please tell me should such an option exist.
> I may well give the new default setting another try when it is actually
> possible to have the text view centered on the screen also in full screen
> mode.
> Thanks,
> dAlembert
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