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Request to allow disabling of "Preview Tab/View"

Postby tito on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:50 pm

UPDATE: From build 2198, there is a new setting "preview_on_click" for controlling the behaviour.


This have been commented many times in the past.

My plugin NoPreview stopped working and it is very difficult to use the SideBarEnhancements and SideBarGit packages when a preview tab popups.

A request with little improvements about the preview feature has been mentioned in viewtopic.php?p=16431#p16431
and viewtopic.php?p=23412#p23412

There is in-countable reports about this being confusing or useless in some circumstances.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=5090
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5812&p=25406&hilit=tab+bar#p25406
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4590
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9536 ... -a-new-tab
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4768&start=0&hilit=preview
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5175&start=0&hilit=preview
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5065&start=0&hilit=preview
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4834&start=0&hilit=preview
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3196&p=15102&hilit=preview#p15102
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4565&start=0&hilit=preview
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4530&start=0&hilit=preview
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3080&start=0&hilit=preview
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2530&p=12357&hilit=preview#p12357
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2487&p=11380&hilit=preview#p11380
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3600&p=16969&hilit=preview#p16969

UPDATE: From build 2198, there is a new setting "preview_on_click" for controlling the behaviour.
Last edited by tito on Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:08 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Request to allow disabling of "Preview Tab"

Postby C0D312 on Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:09 am

in-countable

Wrong. I counted 15. :)

I'm still partial toward my recommended additions to the preview feature ( i.e. Adding the 'x' to the preview to close the preview and make it more obvious that the previous file was not lost. )
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Re: Request to allow disabling of "Preview Tab"

Postby tito on Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:39 am

C0D312 wrote:I'm still partial toward my recommended additions to the preview feature ( i.e. Adding the 'x' to the preview to close the preview and make it more obvious that the previous file was not lost. )

That's a good addition, i'm with you.

But my request here is to allow a complete disable of this feature.

Sometimes the files that I right-click start loading and I can't use any function of my plugins because the file is locked by the editor. Hope you can understand that this feature generates on me more headaches than solutions.

Also, when a preview pop-up, you lost focus of you current tab. I don't know how do you expect to solve that. I don't want to lose my current tab.
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Re: Request to allow disabling of "Preview Tab"

Postby C0D312 on Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:52 am

I understand the desire to disable the preview feature, but the fact that this hasn't already been implement suggests to me that it's a bigger burden on Jon's half than simply flipping a switch. My guess is it's tightly entangled in other features. For example, the GoTo File. How should the goto file degrade (without having the instant previews as you search)? Should preview only be disable for clicks in the sidebar? Then more problems arise...

I may be completely off base though. Maybe Jon secretly has a switch called "Disable Preview" that he's just not sharing :)

But if I am right and disabling the preview is too big of a hassle, I think improving it both functionally and visually with eliminate the headaches.

But I'm sure Jon's well aware of all of this (I guarantee he's seen all of the posts you've linked to) and he's bound to surprise us with what's to come :)
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Re: Request to allow disabling of "Preview Tab"

Postby hereswhatidid on Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:21 pm

Just wanted to add my support for the ability to disable the preview feature. It makes working with several tabs open at once very difficult as you lose the focus of the current tab when the preview launches and then have to relocate that tab after clicking back from the preview.
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Re: Request to allow disabling of "Preview Tab"

Postby agibsonsw on Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:34 pm

I believe a temporary work is around is to press Ctrl-Tab which (seems to..) revert to the previous view/ last active tab.

Rather than disabling the preview, perhaps it's possible to persuade (single-)clicking a file in the sidebar to cause it to open? But perhaps someone's already achieved this somewhere :?:
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Re: Request to allow disabling of "Preview Tab"

Postby varenc on Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:05 pm

I'm interested in disabling preview too.

My issue is that I'm dealing with a very large code base sometimes with some very large files. I love the quick open, but I only need it to search through paths, showing me the file contents with every key press seems so strain it. I get some poor and laggy performance with sublime text 2 when opening up new files this way. Any ideas on how to combat this?
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Re: Request to allow disabling of "Preview Tab"

Postby tito on Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:28 am

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Re: Request to allow disabling of "Preview Tab"

Postby sbloom on Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:19 pm

Would like to be able to disable preview. I find it intrusive most of the time.
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Re: Request to allow disabling of "Preview Tab/View"

Postby tito on Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:38 pm

Very frustrating this issue/feature, I need to close the editor many times in a day. Please do something.

JUSt allow to disable the preview when clicking a file in sidebar. That would be enough.
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