Bug 202427 - Editor Tab Strips Need Tools
Editor Tab Strips Need Tools
Status: NEW
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Actions/Menu/Toolbar
PC Windows 7 x64
: P3 with 1 vote (vote)
Assigned To: Miloslav Metelka
Depends on:
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Reported: 2011-09-21 14:22 UTC by mark_barnes
Modified: 2015-01-02 20:27 UTC (History)
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Description mark_barnes 2011-09-21 14:22:46 UTC
The editor can have any number of "Tab Strips" (by this I mean the groupings of tabs that have the left arrow, right arrow, drop-down menu, and minimize/maximize buttons - if I use the wrong terminology please correct me.)

I could really use additional operations on these "Tab Strips".

First, to be able to apply an operation to all the files in the Tab Strip would really help.

Scenario:  I have a mass change I need to make to files in a directory tree.  I run a find at the top of that tree for files that contain text that shows me where the changes need to be made.  I then open all the resulting files all at once, and they end up open all in the same "tab strip".  After I have made all the changes (they cannot be done with a global replace) I want to Save the files, CVS Commit them, then Close them.

I can use "Save All" from the File menu to save.  "Save All" on the Tab Strip would be better.

I can use "Show Changes" to list all the files I have changed and then select all the files in the list and commit them.  "Commit All" (or any CVS operation) on the Tab Strip would be better.

But how do I close all the files on the Tab Strip, essentially closing the entire Tab Strip itself?  The only thing I can think of is to sit there and click the "x" close button on each and every tab.  Hundreds of files.  What a monumental PAIN!!!  At the very least, a CLOSE button on the Tab Strip is essential.
Comment 1 mark_barnes 2011-09-21 14:28:26 UTC
In [Bug 200847] I have previously requested an Enhancement to allow moving an entire Tab Strip into its own separate window.
Comment 2 mark_barnes 2015-01-02 20:27:03 UTC
"Tab Strips" -> "Tab Groups"

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