What's this "simplified IDEAl" mode?
mwoehlke at tibco.com
Thu Jul 27 20:47:32 UTC 2006
While looking at 'new features for 3.4.x', I saw:
* Simple IDEAl UI mode is now the default
+ It's faster and has less bugs
+ Takes less screen estate
+ The viewspace can be split...
+ IntelliJ IDEA - alike toolview keyboard navigation...
+ Better keyboard navigation and focusing
Alas, I saw this AFTER trying out 3.3.91, and going, "OMG What happened
to the UI?!".
Basically, I have two complaints against 'Simplified'.
First, I miss the 'show contents while resizing' mode of regular IDEA1.
Second, "takes less screen estate" is completely false (at least with my
UI settings*); this is why I initially freaked out when I saw the
change. There are several pixels of padding around the docked-window
tabs that aren't there on regular-not-simplified IDEA1. Also, the
docking tab-bars don't go away if they are empty. Both of these result
in simplified devouring considerably MORE pixels than its cousin.
The obvious solution is to use regular-not-simplified IDEA1... but what
about "faster and has less bugs"?
(* I am using the bluecurve widget set, on KDE 3.4.3. I can share
additional information on my UI config if needed.)
Ok, so the quotes aren't entirely original.
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