being able to move the mini map to the left, or even detach it completely, would be very nice.
I was working in a file this morning and having it on the right side of the screen made it look like it was actually part of the file. Having it on the left would help.
Personally, i hide the file viewer anyway (its been mostly useless to me and just takes up space).
The mini-map could actually be replaced by highlighting the scroll bar for a file where your search results display. The only thing i, personally, find useful about the mini-map is that you can see where search results are elsewhere in the file.