[Qt-creator] New design

Cristian Tibirna tibirna at kde.org
Fri Aug 30 19:33:06 CEST 2013

On Friday 30 August 2013 09:38:47 Coda Highland wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 9:12 AM, Charley Bay <charleyb123 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Nobody would suggest organizing a "desktop" with tabs.
> Mildly off-topic: Microsoft suggests it in Windows 8.
> (There are a number of X11 window managers that do this as well
> (Matchbox for example), but they tend to be designed for specific use
> cases rather than general desktop use.)

KDE does it too, optionnally, but I never saw someone use this.

> More on-topic: Xcode supports both behaviors. By default it acts like
> Qt Creator, with open files in one window and a dropdown to select
> among them, but you can pop a file out into its own window. I think
> this is an excellent solution.

Tabs are a very bad paradigm. There is a design document somewhere that 
explains the N pitfalls of it, that I can't seem to be able to unearth right 

Cristian Tibirna
KDE developer .. tibirna at kde.org .. http://www.kde.org

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