bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #60481, Extra viewing panes

 
 

bug #60481: Extra viewing panes

Submitted by:  Bill Eaton <wpeaton>
Submitted on:  Thu 29 Apr 2021 06:54:55 PM UTC  
 
Category:  GUI Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Feature Request
Status:  None Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Bill Eaton Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  6.2.0 Operating System:  Any

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Fri 30 Apr 2021 07:19:15 PM UTC, comment #2: 

It should be possible to stack editor and command window (or other windows vertically).

And yo can also create different "viewing panes" by placing the first widgets of these panes to the desired position and then move other widgets onto it; they should be automatically tabbed with the first widget. Or did I understand the OP in the wrong way?

Having figures inside the main window would be a nice feature that I am also currently missing during online meetings when sharing octave's main window (not the whole desktop) in order to show simulations but not having the resulting figures within the shared window.

Torsten Lilge <ttl>
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Thu 29 Apr 2021 08:58:25 PM UTC, comment #1: 

The Command and Editor pane can be dragged side by side horizontally (I just did that) but I couldn't get them to be vertically "stacked". Same for Editor and Doc pane.

Or do you want two (or multiple) main GUI windows ("viewing panes")?

It can be a hairy task to drag panes to a desired position within the main GUI window. IIRC there was another bug report where this was mentioned.

AFAIK plot windows can't be docked.

Philip Nienhuis <philipnienhuis>
Project Member
Thu 29 Apr 2021 06:54:55 PM UTC, original submission:  

Sometimes I want to see the Editor and Command Window at the same time. And it would be nice if plot windows could be inside the GUI.

What if an extra viewing pane was available so that you could see multiple elements of the UI at the same time? For me the most common is Command Window/Editor. But Editor/Documentation might be useful, too. Each viewing pane could have separate tabs. And you could drag tabs from one pane to the other to switch the view as you like it.

For plots, it might be nice to have a tabbed interface to switch between separate plots. They could be equal with Command Window/Editor/Documentation.

Bill Eaton <wpeaton>

 

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