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Re: RFC: Option to have the Source Window controls at the top
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- Subject: Re: RFC: Option to have the Source Window controls at the top
- From: Fernando Nasser <fnasser at redhat dot com>
- Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 10:18:24 -0500
- Organization: Red Hat Canada
- References: <3A52249E.A590BC7F@redhat.com>
I just realized that one must see it first.
I added the following:
* library/prefs.tcl (pref_set_defaults): Define gdb/src/top_control
to allow the source window controls to be placed at the top.
* library/srcwin.itb (_build_win): Test for gdb/src/top_control
and place the controls accordingly.
It has to be set manually as it is just for evaluation. If people like
(I like it) I will add the proper Preferences control for it.
Just make sure your ~/.gdbtkinit file has the following:
And you'll see what I mean.
Fernando Nasser wrote:
> I would like to add an option to allow users to have the Source Window
> "control" bar at the top, instead of at the bottom. The default would
> remain as it is today (at least for now).
> It is internally known as "status bar" (while the line with
> help and status messages is the "status line") but it actually controls
> what is shown in the text widget of the Source Window. It may have been
> just a status when it was originally created, but it is now more of a
> control bar and some users (like me) may prefer it to be together with
> the menu and toolbar.
> This arrangement matches SourceNavigator better and for people that use
> both it is quite disconcerting having two different approaches to the
> type of selection (I am talking about the comboboxes in SourceNav that
> select the function to show, last string searched etc -- if you don't
> what I am talking about you are missing a great software: SourceNav is
> really cool).
> Also, the fact that the comboboxes are at the bottom of the window also
> becomes very unnatural, behaves different depending on the host (I even
> have some bug reports for that).
> This bar does have the "search/download progress" indicator on the right
> side. I can pack it with the "status line" on the bottom when the
> are at the top if you think it is more convenient.
> I have to agree that the Source Window looks more cute with the source
> control bar on the bottom (maybe it is a question of taste), but it does
> work much better with the controls at the top (again, it may be just a
> personal preference).
> I can leave the default as it is now, change it to the top option or
> make it fixed at the top. But I would like to have the option of having
> at a more sensible place.
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