[Geany-devel] geany layout

Enrico Tröger enrico.troeger at xxxxx
Sat Apr 17 15:09:41 UTC 2010

On Mon, 12 Apr 2010 02:20:33 +0200, Thomas wrote:

>Am 12.04.2010 00:31, schrieb Enrico Tröger:
>>> I'm not sure what you gain by removing the document tabs altogether.
>>> I for one always want to know what I have open and having the tabs
>>> makes it visible without having to look in a hidden list.
>>> But I also want the maximum vertical space so I have put the tabs to
>>> the left, modern widescreen displays have plenty of horizontal space
>>> so thats no problem.
>>> For me its a feature that adds to the code without any added benefit
>>> so I'm not for it  but I'm not heavily against it either.
>> Similar here.
>> In detail: I think, Geany mainly targets at developers and I think
>> developers usually don't develop on netbooks or other devices with
>> especially small screens. At least I develop code at home at my 22"
>> widescreen and at work at 17" dual screens. These are still too small
>> but that's another story :).
>I think that's a premature assumption. Surely it has advantages to
>work with bigger screens, but that a) doesn't apply to programming
>only and b) doesn't necessarily mean programmers only use bigger
>screens. I, for one, develop on a 13.3" notebook because I prefer
>mobility over big screens and I highly appreciate any added vertical

Ok, probably my assumption wasn't correct in all cases, at least for my
very personal usage of Geany, haha.

Anyway, as I said, Adrian's suggestion is good and if I have time for
it, I'll work on it except anyone will be faster than me.


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