Bug 200847 - Add ability to move Editor Tab Groups into a separate Window
Add ability to move Editor Tab Groups into a separate Window
Status: NEW
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Window System
7.0.1
PC Windows 7 x64
: P3 with 1 vote (vote)
: TBD
Assigned To: Stanislav Aubrecht
issues@platform
:
: 214829 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2011-08-10 18:15 UTC by mark_barnes
Modified: 2013-01-11 15:59 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT
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Description mark_barnes 2011-08-10 18:15:03 UTC
Product Version = NetBeans IDE 7.0.1 (Build 201107282000)
Operating System = Windows 7 version 6.1 running on amd64
Java; VM; Vendor = 1.6.0_24
Runtime = Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 19.1-b02

In the Editor I can move an individual Tab (file) into it's own window and then one-by-one move additional Tabs (files) into that window, but it would help me if I could move a whole group of tabs into its own window, another group of tabs into its own window, etc.

(When I say "group of tabs" I mean that in the Editor I have more then one tab bar each with different file tabs.)
Comment 1 Milutin Kristofic 2012-11-29 16:35:21 UTC
*** Bug 214829 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Stanislav Aubrecht 2012-12-03 09:28:24 UTC
There already is API and an action for that but it's disabled in NetBeans builds because our UI experts decided it's not a good idea for some reason.

You can turn it on by editing Bundle_nb.properties in <netbeans dir>\nb\modules\locale\org-netbeans-core-windows_nb.jar

Just change Mode.Editor.Undocking.Enabled=false to Mode.Editor.Undocking.Enabled=true
Comment 3 mark_barnes 2013-01-09 19:21:40 UTC
I know this is awfully naive of me, but I did what you suggested, now what?

How do I actually move an entire tab group -- and all its tabs -- to its own floating window?
Comment 4 Stanislav Aubrecht 2013-01-10 09:28:42 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> I know this is awfully naive of me, but I did what you suggested, now what?
> 
> How do I actually move an entire tab group -- and all its tabs -- to its own
> floating window?

There should be 'Float Group' item in tab's context menu. Please file a bug if there isn't.
Comment 5 mark_barnes 2013-01-10 15:36:38 UTC
I find two files named "Bundle_nb.properties" in the jar file "<netbeans-dir>\nb\modules\locale\org-netbeans-core-windows_nb.jar"

One is at /org/netbeans/core/windows

The other is at /org/netbeans/core/windows/view/ui

At first, I changed false to true in the first file.  Now, I have added the same line to the second file.  I reopened these files in the jar file to verify that the changes got saved and then copied into the jar file.  They did.

There is still no "Float Group" item in the tab context menu.  I will open a new bug for that.

Thank you.
Comment 6 mark_barnes 2013-01-10 16:05:06 UTC
created bug #224715
Comment 7 Stanislav Aubrecht 2013-01-11 08:37:36 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> I find two files named "Bundle_nb.properties" in the jar file
> "<netbeans-dir>\nb\modules\locale\org-netbeans-core-windows_nb.jar"
> 
> One is at /org/netbeans/core/windows
> 
> The other is at /org/netbeans/core/windows/view/ui
> 
> At first, I changed false to true in the first file.  Now, I have added the
> same line to the second file.  I reopened these files in the jar file to verify
> that the changes got saved and then copied into the jar file.  They did.
> 
> There is still no "Float Group" item in the tab context menu.  I will open a
> new bug for that.
> 
> Thank you.

Start NetBeans with a fresh user dir and it will work.
Comment 8 mark_barnes 2013-01-11 15:59:47 UTC
That worked.  Thanks.

Now...  should I add an Enhancement request to make it possible to enable/disabled this "Float Group" action in the UI (Editor Options)?  Or will this one suffice?


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