Feature: Double-Click to Maximize tabs

Bug #1358559 reported by Lonnie Lee Best on 2014-08-19
This bug affects 1 person
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geany (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm using Geany for the first time and I love it.

One feature I'd like to see, is one that I see in a lot in IDEs: the ability to double-click a tab to maximize its size.

Typically, such a feature would hide or overlay other panels so that the double-clicked tab can utilize the most possible screen real estate from within the application.

This is a toggling type feature: double-clicking the tab again would return the text-editor back to it's default view that Geany offers.

UPSTREAM BUG: https://sourceforge.net/p/geany/bugs/1063/ (LP is refusing the link ATM)

After investigating a little further, I can see that this feature would be very easy to add.

All that would have to be done is this:

When someone double-clicks a tab, the program could (behind the scenes) uncheck any of these checked options from the view menu:

- View > Show Message Window
- View > Show Toolbar
- View > Show Sidebar

Upon this double-click, the program should take note of the state of these options before doing the un-checking.

Then, on the next double-click of a tab (any tab), it could then toggle back to the previous settings.

description: updated
description: updated
tags: added: trusty utopic
tags: added: bitesize


Could you forward this bug report to the upstream bugtracker please? Click on
"Also affects project", and click on the "bug filing form" link, then copy the
upstream bug URL into the first text box and click "Add to bug report".

Kind regards,
Loong Jin

I filed a ticket upstream here:

But, I was unable to associated the bug tracker with this report.

There already exists a feature for this:
Geany > Preferences > Interface > Double-clicking hides all additional widgets

But that feature is too extreme for me. I still want my tabs to show after I maximize a tab. I was unable to achieve this.

Chow Loong Jin (hyperair) wrote :

On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 12:33:20PM -0000, Lonnie Lee Best wrote:
> I filed a ticket upstream here:
> https://sourceforge.net/p/geany/bugs/1063/


> But, I was unable to associated the bug tracker with this report.

Hmm, looks like a Launchpad bug. I think Sourceforge.net changed their bug URL
scheme recently.

Kind regards,
Loong Jin

Christopher (sccman) wrote :

Hi Lonnie,

We would like to see an example of this feature. Which IDEs have you seen this feature a part of?

Christopher (sccman) wrote :

It looks more like a feature request to be added instead of a bug. Changing status to Invalid.

Changed in geany (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
C de-Avillez (hggdh2) wrote :

re-opening. Being a feature request does not mean the bug is invalid.

Changed in geany (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Invalid → Incomplete
description: updated
C de-Avillez (hggdh2) wrote :

Going ahead and marking as triaged. It is up to upstream to decide if they will accept it or not.

Changed in geany (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Wishlist
status: Incomplete → Triaged
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