[TxMt] Re: [Feature Request] Auto-hiding file browser

Matt Neuburg matt at tidbits.com
Mon Oct 2 20:24:14 UTC 2017

It doesn't sound at all unreasonable, but I would just point out that there are keyboard shortcuts for that. To show and hide the file browser, it's Command-Option-Control-D. If you don't like that shortcut, you can customize it.

I use Xcode, and I am very conversant with the two keyboard shortcuts that hide the "browser" panels at the right and left ends. They, above all others, are worth knowing.

In another sense, all you are really asking is for something to give TextMate two keyboard shortcuts in succession:

Command-Option-Control-D [hide the file browser]
Command-Control-F [go into full screen mode]

There are lots of great "macro" programs that could be configured to do that, so that if you knew just _one_ shortcut, or chose just _one_ menu command, it could be resolved for you into those two.


> On Oct 2, 2017, at 10:37 AM, Nigel Chapman <nigelchap at icloud.com> wrote:
> (Sorry if this is a duplicate. My last attempt to send seemed to fail, but I can’t be sure it didn’t get through.)
> In recent versions of various Apple programs, including Safari, Preview and iBooks, when you go into full screen mode, the sidebar hides itself until you roll over the edge of the screen with the cursor. I sometimes use Textmate on a laptop with a relatively small screen, and increasingly use it in split-view mode on my iMac, and in those cases things get a bit cramped, so it would be nice if the file browser in Textmate behaved in the same way.
> I had thought that I remembered when the Apple programs started doing this that I read about it being trivial to implement if you were using auto-layout, but I’ve Googled it and done a cursory search in the developer docs, and it seems I imagined this, so perhaps this is an unreasonable request, in which case, dismiss it from your minds.
> And yes, I know that lots of people really hate this behaviour, so if it could be implemented at all, it would need to be one of those things you need to use defaults write to enable.
> Thanks for considering my suggestion.
> Nigel
> (I’m also sorry if I’ve asked this before, put it down to failing memory in old age if I have.)
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