R2013b IDE nonsense. The story continues.

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Oleg Komarov
Oleg Komarov on 15 Sep 2013
Edited: per isakson on 26 Aug 2014
This is NOT a question but a point that I would like to raise. I suggest to comment my post and/or add additional and justified observations that you might have about R2013b's IDE.
Preamble
Trends clearly show that wide monitors are dominating the market share and will continue to do so (source http://gs.statcounter.com/#resolution-ww-quarterly-200901-201303):
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If you like stats you can check a static snapshot from another source here: http://www.rapidtables.com/web/dev/screen-resolution-statistics.htm.
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MY POINT
When working on large projects the number of .m files grows very quickly and to cope with them I keep a two-sided view of the Editor on full screen (having Workspace, and Variables Editor on a second screen) with the tabs on a side.
This layout has many benefits and fits optimally (IMO) into a wide display. However, on R2013b this layout has been crippled.
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How it was before on R2013a
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Now on R2013b
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R2013a:
  • One bar with tabs for both sides of the editor
  • Each side clearly outlines the path?me of the file
  • Could close one specific side at a time
R2013b:
  • Additional tabs bar per each view. Total waste of screen real-estate! After wasting vertical space with the ribbon, now that I found my optimal wide layout, here you go: "You thought it would be easy, eh?!".
  • You can hide the tabs, but now how do I know at a glance what's the file I am working on?
  • How do I close a document?
Finally:
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per isakson
per isakson on 26 Aug 2014
@dpb +1
@Image Analyst, I have the filename-bar to the right in R2013a and in several releases before that. Just point at the dotted area (grip area) and drag.

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Answers (2)

Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 16 Sep 2013
Two little things that could help a little:
  • Shrink the tab width by dragging it over a little bit (while vertical).
  • Check the "Shrink Tabs to Fit" option in the editor's view tab and use horizontal, it'll get you a few more.
I'll make sure Dev sees your question, Oleg.

Matthew
Matthew on 27 Nov 2013
I having a related issue. Let's say you have program 1 on the left and program 2 on the right. Used to be able to drag the program 2 over to the left. But now when you drag it, it creates a vertical split instead of placing it on the left. Did not want a new vertical split. Thx Matt
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Jasper
Jasper on 21 Feb 2014
If you drag it to the middle of the window it works. It takes a bit more precision though (you can see what will happen by looking at the blue boundaries during dragging).

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