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Tab bar needs improvement

Postby redtopia on Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:31 pm

The tab bar becomes almost unusable when you have a lot of files open, depending on how wide your window is. I'm hoping to see this fixed in version 3. This is my only gripe with Sublime, but it's bad enough of a problem for me that I might stop using Sublime.

I think Sublime should do what Eclipse does... it shows only a maximum number of tabs that will be legible and usable given the space available. If more open files exist than the number of tabs that can fit, it puts the additional tabs in a menu on the right side of the tab bar. Files that are inactive (not been edited in a while) end up in the menu, but will return to the tab bar when you select them. Not only is this a good UI, but it's also something that A LOT of developers already know from using Eclipse.

Some might say that your open files are in the left sidebar, so use that instead. The problem with that is that my projects are very large and my scroll position in the left column is important, so scrolling to the top to get my open files is not convenient. I think A better UI would be to put the open files in a menu in the right side of the tab bar.
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Re: Tab bar needs improvement

Postby Eduan on Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:37 pm

Have you tried ST3?

It has fixed this in a very elegant way IMO. You should check it out and see if it works for you. :)
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Re: Tab bar needs improvement

Postby kbalazs on Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:17 pm

Really? What is this elegant fix?? I use ST3 and I experience the same unusable UI that redtopia described. I'd love to see a solution for that.
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Re: Tab bar needs improvement

Postby svenax on Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:20 am

Hmm? ST3 does exactly what was described in the OP - letting tabs spill over into a menu. If you are not seeing that, maybe you are using an incompatible user interface theme.
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Re: Tab bar needs improvement

Postby alison3492 on Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:29 am

It would be nice to be able to set a maximum number of files open per window. If a new file is opened after this, the file which has not been viewed or modified for the longest time is closed, provided there are no unsaved changes made to the buffer
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Re: Tab bar needs improvement

Postby Clams on Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:15 pm

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