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.
In [Bug 200847] I have previously requested an Enhancement to allow moving an entire Tab Strip into its own separate window.
"Tab Strips" -> "Tab Groups"