On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 6:11 PM, Niraj Dudani <blusynapse(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Perhaps some of this applies to GTK, instead of
I am satisfied with the locations of the toolbar, sidebar, message window,
and the notebook tabs as I've configured them.
However occasionally I will temporarily like to move things around.
Currently there is limited flexibility to do so, and one has to access
preferences to do this.
I suggest the following features:
(1) Ability to move widgets around (like the side-bar) with snapping. Things
can always be locked in place to avoid annoyances due to accidental moving.
(2) Autohide. I find this annoying myself generally. But I would find it
helpful in some circumstances. Again, autohide works best with an
(3) Fading: I don't think I've seen this anywhere before, and hence might be
difficult to implement, but I think I'll find this very helpful. I suggest
that some/all widgets outside the editor be dimmed (low contrast/brightness)
at all times, but that they get lit up again when they receive focus, or a
mouse hover. I keep the sidebar visible always, and I think fading it will
reduce clutter. I need to look at the info on the sidebar only when I'm
intending to jump to another file/symbol. Likewise for the notebook tabs,
which I look at only when I'm switching tabs using keyboard/mouse.
(1) Geany uses a Glade generated UI and AFAIK this is not possible
with Glade generated UIs
(2) whilst we can hide things, as you say autohide is usually annoying
and would need a very clear definition of when things hide/unhide
(3) this would be *very* hard to define in a way that it would never
interact badly with your desktop themes or Geany themes, let alone
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