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Where are the tabs for different files in the editor in 2011a?

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Giles
Giles on 30 Aug 2011
Commented: Al on 29 Apr 2014
I just jumped versions from ~R2005 to R2011a. Where have the file tabs for the editor gone?
They are there when the editor is docked in the main MATLAB window but when it's undocked (which I keep it all the time so that I can use it full screen of course) the different file tabs are nowhere to be found.

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Fangjun Jiang
Fangjun Jiang on 30 Aug 2011
Open editor, go to menu Desktop->Document Bar->Bar Position.
It might be hidden.
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Al
Al on 29 Apr 2014
Giles's answer do help me a lot. I had been driven carzy by this problem for several hours, trying all means. If I hadn't found this answer, this would certainly trouble me for a long time.

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Niki
Niki on 30 Aug 2011
I am not sure if I understood your question perfectly, but check it out, from toolbar , go to "Desktop" , then you can click on anything that you would like to use like workspace or anything else

Giles
Giles on 30 Aug 2011
What I'm talking about is called the "Document Bar" - in the Desktop menu of the main window right at the bottom. It provides a tabbed view of all the different .m files you're editing. it appears when the editor is docked in the main windows but not when the editor is undocked and operating fullscreen, which is how it is used the majority of the time. In older versions of MATLAB it was always part of the editor undocked. It can't be this way... this is a crazy loss of functionality... I must be missing something?

Niki
Niki on 30 Aug 2011
you can go to "Desktop" ---> "toolbars" and click on "editor" and or customize , then you will have anything that you want while it is undocked
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Giles
Giles on 30 Aug 2011
Nope, there's no option under customization of the toolbar for the Document Bar that I can find. If you can find it please let me know where. They are two separate things as far as I can see.

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Giles
Giles on 31 Aug 2011
Hey guys, thanks for the input. Turns out Undock Editor and Undock .m file in editor are two different things, and the little undock arrow that I always press does only the latter. It's also very hard to find the former by right-clicking - you have to hit just the right place or know to look through the Desktop menu. Anyways, when I go Undock Editor then it undocks the entire thing and the document bar goes with it - cool. Thanks for your help!

Nils
Nils on 6 Nov 2011
Thank you, I was stuck with the same problem in R2011b. It would really help if there was a setting to 'force' the use of tabs for multiple files (like the setting in IE or Firefox to control how new windows are handled).
/Nils

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