There is also quick access to all the file tabs options, if you don't use customized popup menus. Click with right mouse button on any open file tab. A context menu appears with the menu item File Tabs
. Move the mouse pointer over this menu item and a submenu opens with all the file tab options for quick selecting.
And on wide screen displays with much higher width than height it could be better to use the dockable open files tab bar docked on right or left side instead of top with multiline tabs and perhaps additionally auto hided, see attached screenshot.
The state of the option dockable
determines the document interface. With dockable
document windows respectively file tabs the classic Windows MDI
nterface) is used which makes it possible to use the classic Windows MDI features like minimizing a document window and position respectively arrange them in any order and any size anywhere. And with dockable
file tabs the classic Windows MDI commands Tile Horizontal
and Tile Vertical
are also available which simply do nothing else than resizing and repositioning all not minimized document windows to get them vertically or horizontally arranged within the application's main client area.
As disabling showing the open file tabs bar for example by clicking on View - Views/Lists - Open File Tabs
is possible only with dockable document windows, UltraEdit switches to the dockable document windows interface without changing the configuration setting for dockable file tabs on disabling the open file tabs bar. Therefore disabling or closing the bar with title Open Files
enables the classic Windows MDI commands Tile Horizontal
and Tile Vertical
The other multi-document interface is the undockable
file tabs interface which is active if the Open File Tabs bar is enabled and the Dockable
option is not enabled. With this document interface the tiling commands in menu Window
are not available and therefore grayed out. But also this interface supports arranging files side by side vertically or horizontally by dragging and dropping a file tab.
There are two power tips
of IDM among lots of other useful tips and hints which should be read by an UltraEdit or UEStudio user interested in customization of the file tabs appearance or wanting to know how to arrange document windows side by side:
- File Tab Functionality
Understand how file tabs can be displayed, controlled and configured through the window docking system in UltraEdit/UEStudio.
- Drag-N-Drop Split Pane Editing... Vertical/Horizontal Split Window
This is a convenient feature when you're manually comparing files, when you want to copy/paste between multiple files, or when you simply want to divide up your edit space.
After reading those 2 power tips there should be no misunderstanding anymore regarding document window interface.
Last there was the command Enable tiling / Dockable tabs
added to menu Window
with UltraEdit v19.10 and UEStudio v13.10 most likely because there are a lot of users who disable Dockable
window for removing the Open Files
bar and wondering why the commands Cascade
, Tile Horizontal
, Tile Vertical
, Arrange Icons
and Minimize All Windows
are greyed out now and therefore it looks like it is not possible to arrange two files side by side for a visual compare although this is also possible with not dockable file tabs by using the drag and drop method.