[Geany-devel] [PATCH 08/19] When closing tab, return to the document at the top of the MRU list

Erik de Castro Lopo mle+tools at xxxxx
Wed Aug 11 09:09:42 UTC 2010

Jiří Techet wrote:

> This is a pretty frequent work pattern of mine:
> 1. Editing file A
> 2. Searching for function and opening file B
> 3. Closing file B because I just wanted to look at the function definition
> 4. Without this patch I get to the file following the B's tab (which
> is just a random file) but my brain expects that I get to A
> I know it's possible to kind of simulate the behaviour I want with
> the "next to current" placement option but I really don't see a single
> advantage of having tabs closed in sequential order. This is also
> why I didn't make this behaviour optional. But maybe I miss some
> use case of tabs being closed sequentially - just tell me.

I like this patch. It seems logical to me.

I have another thing to add on top of this.

When closing the last tab, I feel is a bit weird to have a huge
window in the colour of the Gtk menu background. The attached
patch detects the closing of the last tab and immediately creates
a new Untitled tab.

I haven't tested it, but I'm pretty sure my patch depends on
Jiří's patch:


Erik de Castro Lopo
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