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How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode

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How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode Elle Stone 28 Feb 13:06
  How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode Michael Natterer 28 Feb 13:20
   How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode scl 28 Feb 13:55
   How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode Elle Stone 28 Feb 15:48
    How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode Alexandre Prokoudine 28 Feb 16:11
     How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode Elle Stone 28 Feb 16:44
      How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode scl 28 Feb 17:00
       How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode Elle Stone 28 Feb 19:36
  How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode Beckfield 24 Feb 07:20
Elle Stone
2014-02-28 13:06:04 UTC (almost 8 years ago)

How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode

I have all the tools and other dialogs that I want to use in the Toolbox on the left side of the Single Window. One of the dialogs is the "Images" dialog, which suffices for switching from one image to another.

If the Images dialog is already in the Toolbox, the Tab bar becomes redundant. Also the Tab bar is visually distracting and takes up too much space on the screen, being 85 pixels or nearly an inch wide on my not so large screen.

Is there a way to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode?

Elle

Michael Natterer
2014-02-28 13:20:29 UTC (almost 8 years ago)

How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode

On Fri, 2014-02-28 at 08:06 -0500, Elle Stone wrote:

I have all the tools and other dialogs that I want to use in the Toolbox on the left side of the Single Window. One of the dialogs is the "Images" dialog, which suffices for switching from one image to another.

If the Images dialog is already in the Toolbox, the Tab bar becomes redundant. Also the Tab bar is visually distracting and takes up too much space on the screen, being 85 pixels or nearly an inch wide on my not so large screen.

Is there a way to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode?

No, we just made that permanently visible on purpose. You can however move the tabs to the side to gain vertical screen space (Windows menu)

--Mitch

scl
2014-02-28 13:55:08 UTC (almost 8 years ago)

How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode

On 28.2.2014 at 2:20 PM Michael Natterer wrote:

On Fri, 2014-02-28 at 08:06 -0500, Elle Stone wrote:

Is there a way to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode?

No, we just made that permanently visible on purpose. You can however move the tabs to the side to gain vertical screen space (Windows menu)

Hi Elle,

as Mitch said. This feature is in GIMP master.

Greetings,

Sven

Elle Stone
2014-02-28 15:48:06 UTC (almost 8 years ago)

How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode

On 02/28/2014 08:20 AM, Michael Natterer wrote:

On Fri, 2014-02-28 at 08:06 -0500, Elle Stone wrote:

Is there a way to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode?

No, we just made that permanently visible on purpose. You can however move the tabs to the side to gain vertical screen space (Windows menu)

Here's the problem I'm trying to solve by using Single Window mode:

While editing an image I like to have a white "surround" around the image to simulate a mat around a print. The reason for the white surround is because of how the eye adapts to luminance contrast. If I like the finished image, then it will eventually be displayed with a white surround. So it makes sense, in fact it's pretty important, to have a similar surround while editing the image.

Setting the image window canvas padding color is easy. However, when zooming in and then back out, or switching to full screen and back, often the image isn't automatically recentered in the image window.

In multiple window mode, after recentering the image (control-j), the image window is the same size as the image (and sometimes smaller), so then I need to resize the image window to restore the canvas padding.

As I change the zoom percentage and also switch to full screen mode and back fairly frequently, I'm spending a lot of time repositioning, recentering, and resizing the image window, just to restore the white canvas padding surround and get the image centered in same.

In Single Window mode, control-j recenters the image on the canvas without requiring the additional steps of repositioning the image and resizing the canvas. But the Tab bar takes up some of the space that would otherwise be devoted to the canvas padding.

The Tab bar shows thumbnails. The Images docker in the Toolbox shows thumbnails and also file names, which are essential for cases where all the open images are similar (for example, one denoised, one not denoised).

Speaking for myself, the Tab bar is always in the way and never useful. Is there an easy source code modification for completely removing the Tab bar from the Single Window interface?

Elle

Alexandre Prokoudine
2014-02-28 16:11:34 UTC (almost 8 years ago)

How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode

On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 7:48 PM, Elle Stone wrote:

The Tab bar shows thumbnails. The Images docker in the Toolbox shows thumbnails and also file names, which are essential for cases where all the open images are similar (for example, one denoised, one not denoised).

Personally, I don't feel the need for removing tabs altogether, but would really appreciate a kind of switch that we already have for icon/text in dockable dialogs, so that it would be possible to see just file names instead of a thumbnails.

Alexandre

Elle Stone
2014-02-28 16:44:11 UTC (almost 8 years ago)

How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode

On 02/28/2014 11:11 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:

On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 7:48 PM, Elle Stone wrote:

The Tab bar shows thumbnails. The Images docker in the Toolbox shows thumbnails and also file names, which are essential for cases where all the open images are similar (for example, one denoised, one not denoised).

Personally, I don't feel the need for removing tabs altogether, but would really appreciate a kind of switch that we already have for icon/text in dockable dialogs, so that it would be possible to see just file names instead of a thumbnails.

Or perhaps/also the option to see the file name when hovering over the thumbnail on the Tab bar, like a tooltip?

What if the Tab bar were configurable to be larger or smaller? Could the Tab bar could be configured to have a draggable and/or options menu range from say 0 or 10 pixels (for people who really don't want the Tab bar, I can't be the only one) up to say 128 pixels wide for people who want really large thumbnails?

scl
2014-02-28 17:00:56 UTC (almost 8 years ago)

How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode

On 28.2.2014 at 5:44 PM Elle Stone wrote:

What if the Tab bar were configurable to be larger or smaller? Could the Tab bar could be configured to have a draggable and/or options menu range from say 0 or 10 pixels (for people who really don't want the Tab bar, I can't be the only one) up to say 128 pixels wide for people who want really large thumbnails?

Hi Elle,

Peter had this in mind, see http://blog.mmiworks.net/2009/09/gimp-single-mode.html

It seems that this part is just not implemented yet.

Somehow I'm also missing parts of the spec: http://gui.gimp.org/index.php/Single-window_mode_specification#docking_and_tearing_off

Greetings,

Sven

Elle Stone
2014-02-28 19:36:13 UTC (almost 8 years ago)

How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode

On 02/28/2014 12:00 PM, scl wrote:

On 28.2.2014 at 5:44 PM Elle Stone wrote:

What if the Tab bar were configurable to be larger or smaller? Could the Tab bar could be configured to have a draggable and/or options menu range from say 0 or 10 pixels (for people who really don't want the Tab bar, I can't be the only one) up to say 128 pixels wide for people who want really large thumbnails?

Hi Elle,

Peter had this in mind, see http://blog.mmiworks.net/2009/09/gimp-single-mode.html

It seems that this part is just not implemented yet.

Somehow I'm also missing parts of the spec: http://gui.gimp.org/index.php/Single-window_mode_specification#docking_and_tearing_off

I read through the above two links. It seems that being able to resize the Tabs bar is something that was intended to be and might eventually get implemented? When I decided to try Single Window mode for the first time, I actually did expect that the Tabs bar would resize by dragging the edges, but of course it stubbornly refused to.

In multiple windows mode the Toolbox gets as narrow as you like in. But in Single Window mode the Toolbox width is determined by the widest docker. It would be nice to be able to make the Toolbox as narrow as you like in Single Window mode.

There are places in the user preferences where the relative size of thumbnails can be set. But those preferences don't seem to affect the Tabs bar thumbnail size in Single Window mode.

Thanks! for the links.

Elle

2021-02-24 07:20:01 UTC (9 months ago)
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How to close the Tab bar in Single Window mode

I would really like to see this implemented as well. An option to turn it off, or to just show text on the tab, rather than a thumbnail.