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bug #54198: Add menu entries and shortcuts for docking/undocking main dock widgets

Submitted by:  Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Submitted on:  Wed 27 Jun 2018 07:23:32 PM UTC  
Category:  GUI Severity:  1 - Wish
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  Any

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Sat 18 Jan 2020 09:28:05 AM UTC, comment #1: 

The changesets http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/106c8ba2f13c and http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/8dc5b36f1245 provide shortcuts for closing the gui's current dock widget or for toggling its docking state.

During the tests I have also implemented related entries in the main window's "window" menu but removed them again for the following reasons:

  • It is not possible to use the menu entries for an undocked widget since the focus switches to one of the docked widgets as soon as the "window" menu is clicked.
  • In my opinion, menu entries for each single dock widget are sort of fiddly compared to directly using the related buttons in the widget's title bar.

I am therefore closing this report. It can be reopened if menu entries are still desired.  

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member
Wed 27 Jun 2018 07:23:32 PM UTC, original submission:  

In bug #54078 a discussion on shortcuts for docking/undocking dock widgets has started. I think those should be implemented via the shortcut manager for being configurable by the user.

I am also wondering if we can just make one checkable menu entry per widget,e.g., "Dock Editor" with one shortcut for toggling the docking state.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
Project Member


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