04-04-2007, 10:06 PM
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| | JDE & "docking" vs. "floating" windows
Well I got this figured out, or nearly so. Hopefully someone can benefit from this information, since I spent way more time digging for this than would have been necessary with adequate documentation:
Went digging into the settings.rc file, discovered this distinction. The various windows in the JDE can be floating or not, and can also be docking or not:
- Docked windows are fixed in the JDE application frame, and the collective size & position of the docked windows define the space available for source code windows. i.e. if you do a "tile vertical", all open source code windows are tiled in the space remaining outside of the docked windows.
- you can make a window docked or not by going to edit / preferences / docking, and selecting or deselecting the specific window on the list.
- When you double click on the title bar of a window, it becomes floating. This window may now be moved outside of the JDE application window if desired, unlike an undocked window.
- An undocked window is tiled along with the source code windows, a floating window is not.
- THE ONLY WAY I HAVE FOUND TO CANCEL THE FLOATING STATE OF A WINDOW IS to shut down the JDE, edit "SETTINGS.RC", search for "xxxDockingConstraint=Floating" (xxx = name of the window), and change "Floating" to North/South/East/West as desired and restart. If anyone knows an easier way, or the "right" way, I'd love to hear it.
Last edited by kvon : 04-04-2007 at 10:13 PM.