[racket] DrRacket tabs tip: open files in tabs, not windows

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Mon Mar 19 09:14:02 EDT 2012

If you like to use tabs instead of windows in DrRacket 5.2.1, this is a 
very useful preference:

"Preferences -> General -> Open files in separate tabs (not separate 

Then you can open additional files in tabs by selecting from the 
pulldown filename widget on the left end of the toolbar.  In my 
experience, this is faster than going to "File -> Open...", since that 
file chooser defaults to the directory from which DrRacket started.

(Perhaps "File -> Open..." should be changed so that, *if there is an 
open file in the current tab*, the file chooser starts in the directory 
of that file, rather than in the current working directory of the 
process from which DrRacket was invoked?  But, *if there is no file*, 
then file chooser starts in the process cwd.)

Neil V.


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