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

From: Laurent (laurent.orseau at gmail.com)
Date: Mon Mar 19 14:58:39 EDT 2012

On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 14:14, Neil Van Dyke <neil at neilvandyke.org> wrote:

> 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
> windows)"

It seems to me that this has been around long before 5.2.1, hasn't it?

> 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.

I think this should be the default behavior. Do some people prefer to use
windows only?

> (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.)


-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.racket-lang.org/users/archive/attachments/20120319/7d27daec/attachment-0001.html>

Posted on the users mailing list.