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Cluttered tab names

asked 2017-06-16 07:28:00 -0500

Amit's avatar

updated 2019-03-13 09:44:53 -0500

I use WingIDE in remote mode.

Once I have multiple files open their tab titles, which include the remote server name, and possibly the relative path, create a textual mess. This clutter makes finding the file tab I am looking for very slow. Is it possible to just have the file names appear in the tab title? The complete path can appear as a tool tip (as it already does).



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answered 2017-06-16 09:05:00 -0500

updated 2019-03-07 08:29:52 -0500

Wingware Admin's avatar

We show the relative path if there are two like-named files, and may want to keep doing that, but it's a good point that the hostname is usually redundant.  It's useful if you open files from multiple hosts, however, so this probably needs to be an option.

One idea is to right-click on the tabs and select Hide Notebook Tabs.  Then Wing shows a popup instead of the tabs.  To switch files easily use Open From Project in the File menu (or its key binding).  There is also a command switch-document that you could bind to a key with the User Interface > Keyboard > Custom Key Bindings preference.  That lets you type a leading fragment of a name and selects just from the set of open files.  Or use the up/down arrow keys to scroll through the open file names.

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