9646Re: tweaking the size of the tabs
- Dec 10, 2008Actually I retract my vote for this. I just realized that I have my
tab labels set to only show the filename. I don't think I'd be happy
about seeing the end of the filename, rather than the beginning.
On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 11:18 PM, Sergio Acosta <sergio.acosta@...> wrote:
> On Dec 9, 2008, at 7:11 PM, Jonathon Mah wrote:
>> Perhaps we need to make this a bit more complicated. It makes sense to
>> truncate the left side of the path, but the start of the filename is
>> generally the most important part. As a bit of a contrived example,
>> consider two files open in the same directory (so no path bits are
>> shown). With right-truncation of the filename, you'd see:
>> employees_contr... | payroll_controll...
>> But with left truncation, you'd likely see:
>> ...s_controller.rb | ...ll_controller.rb
>> So I think it might need some more smarts.
> Consider how other editors handle tabs:
> Both TextMate, BBEdit (and even Microsoft Visual Studio) always show
> the full filename on the tab, no truncation, but also no directory
> That means:
> - You cannot see the path until you hover the mouse over the tab, and
> a tooltip is shown with the full file path.
> - The tab sizes are different for each tab, and they depend on the
> file name lenght, so the implementation could turn more complicated.
> I had never noticed how other programs did it, but now that I saw it,
> it seems a good solution. I wouldn't mind seeing only the filename and
> not the path on the tab.
> my 2 cents.
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