[Geany-devel] Detachable Tab

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Mon Dec 19 01:38:06 UTC 2011

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 6:56 AM, Matthew Brush <mbrush at codebrainz.ca> wrote:
> On 12/18/2011 09:13 AM, David Gomes wrote:
>> Since I changed the name in the new_tab function of notebook.c, I expect
>> all notebooks in Geany to have been changed, because all are notebook.c
>> right?
>> And yes, I know set_id is not necessary in GTK 3, so I just put both lol.
>> I'm trying to achieve being able to send tabs from various geany
>> notebooks.
> Hi,
> If you dig around in the mailing list archive, you should be able to find a
> patch I submitted that does exactly what you're trying to do. IIRC there
> were two main problems, the first is that some code (might) expect that the
> tab be in a specific notebook (I'm think more of plugins who add tabs here),
> and the second was that we would need a way to save which tabs ended up
> where when the program closes, otherwise everything would revert back when
> you restart Geany.
> Also, we need to ensure that the main document notebook has a different ID
> from the other two notebooks so that you can't drag any tabs to/from it.
> AFAIK the main document notebook relies heavily on there only being document
> tabs in it and putting anything else there or moving document tabs to
> another notebook would probably cause lots of problems.

Correct, the ubiquitous document_get_current() hard codes the document notebook.

> Cheers,
> Matthew Brush
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