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Bug 82745 - open a TopComponent in 'floating mode' by default
open a TopComponent in 'floating mode' by default
Status: STARTED
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Window System
6.x
All All
: P3 (vote)
: TBD
Assigned To: snookiex
_ tboudreau
:
Depends on:
Blocks: 134670 204023
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Reported: 2006-08-15 15:37 UTC by Stanislav Aubrecht
Modified: 2011-10-20 19:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT
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Description Stanislav Aubrecht 2006-08-15 15:37:50 UTC
consider adding a new option/switch to the enhanced windows system to always
open a given TopComponent in floating mode by default.
additionally it would be nice if the TopComponent couldn't be docked back to the
main window, i.e. it would only be either floating or closed.
Comment 1 snookiex 2011-10-09 14:45:38 UTC
This ticket is taken as part of the First Patch Program. See milestones here: http://wiki.netbeans.org/First_Patch
Comment 2 tomwheeler 2011-10-18 22:43:19 UTC
Just checking in for the First Patch program...  I didn't see an implementation plan posted, though I realize sometimes this is done through e-mail between the mentor and developer.  I'd appreciate it if you could let me know which milestone you're at according to this page:

  http://wiki.netbeans.org/First_Patch#Program_Milestones_and_Schedule

and if you're stuck, just let me and/or your mentor know and we'll do our best to help.
Comment 3 _ tboudreau 2011-10-19 22:23:28 UTC
Charles and I have exchanged a few initial emails - Charles?
Comment 4 snookiex 2011-10-20 19:07:47 UTC
Tom, you're right, we're exchanging information via mail. Right now we're on milestone 1.5. According to the Tim's suggestions, I'm understanding the guts of the Window System starting by getting my hands on the FAQ [1]. I had split the current enhancement into two taking into account the follow up by saubretch [2].

[1] http://wiki.netbeans.org/DevFaqWindowsInternals
[2] http://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=204023


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