Bug 216484 - Can't minimize floating windows and window groups
Can't minimize floating windows and window groups
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Window System
7.2
PC Windows 7 x64
: P3 (vote)
: TBD
Assigned To: Stanislav Aubrecht
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Reported: 2012-08-07 11:48 UTC by jeffreymb
Modified: 2012-10-03 10:36 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Screenshot of issue (101.67 KB, image/png)
2012-08-13 12:19 UTC, jeffreymb
Details
NB 7.1.2 minimize button (17.42 KB, image/png)
2012-08-13 13:26 UTC, jeffreymb
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Description jeffreymb 2012-08-07 11:48:12 UTC
I recently upgraded to NetBeans 7.2 and am facing a substantial usability issue with floating windows. In 7.1 each floating window was minimize-able, which I used quite regularly. By all appearances the minimize button is completely gone in 7.2. The button is missing and when I right click on the title bar, the close button is available but the minimize is disabled (greyed out).

I also encountered the issue in the RC but figured that it would be resolve in the final version. I've googled around and not been able to find anyone with the same issue so I'm hoping that it is just me.

I checked out the settings under Tools > Options > Miscellaneous > Windows and none of them seem to make any difference.
Comment 1 Stanislav Aubrecht 2012-08-13 09:26:34 UTC
Works for me in 

Product Version: NetBeans IDE 7.2 (Build 201207171143)
Java: 1.6.0_23; Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 19.0-b09
System: Windows 7 version 6.1 running on amd64; Cp1250; cs_CZ (nb)

Please provide a screen shot, OS and JDK version info and reopen, thanks.
Comment 2 jeffreymb 2012-08-13 12:19:53 UTC
Created attachment 123042 [details]
Screenshot of issue

Product Version: NetBeans IDE 7.2 (Build 201207171143)
Java: 1.7.0_05; Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 23.1-b03
System: Windows 7 version 6.1 running on amd64; Cp1252; en_US (nb)
User directory: C:\Users\Jeffrey Brubaker\AppData\Roaming\NetBeans\7.2
Cache directory: C:\Users\Jeffrey Brubaker\AppData\Local\NetBeans\Cache\7.2
Comment 3 Stanislav Aubrecht 2012-08-13 12:51:47 UTC
Floating windows cannot be minimized from their context menu. That's what the system buttons in window header are for...
Comment 4 jeffreymb 2012-08-13 13:20:23 UTC
If you look at the screenshot, you will see that there is no header button to click to minimize either of the two floating windows. I am using Display Fusion, which is what the "extra" buttons are. I have tested with Display Fusion disabled, and I should have done this for the screenshot, but it makes no difference.

Also, in NB 7.1, the minimize button wasn't on the title bar, but was down on the tab tab bar if I remember correctly.
Comment 5 jeffreymb 2012-08-13 13:26:38 UTC
Created attachment 123049 [details]
NB 7.1.2 minimize button
Comment 6 jeffreymb 2012-08-13 13:28:22 UTC
Comment on attachment 123049 [details]
NB 7.1.2 minimize button

Notice the minimize button that is in the tab bar below the "X" button. This allowed the floating tabs to be minimized as a group.
Comment 7 jeffreymb 2012-08-13 14:30:28 UTC
Note that issue persists when running with JRE 6.

Product Version: NetBeans IDE 7.2 (Build 201207171143)
Java: 1.6.0_31; Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM 20.6-b01
System: Windows 7 version 6.1 running on amd64; Cp1252; en_US (nb)
Comment 8 Stanislav Aubrecht 2012-10-03 10:36:00 UTC
The Minimize button in version 7.1.2 was added by accident, the actual Minimize action in Window menu was disabled anyway.
It isn't possible to minimize floating non-editor windows to Windows task bar so the only implementation would be 'dock first, then slide out'.


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