#736 Feature: Double-Click to Maximize tabs

Lonnie Best

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.

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.

Downstream: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/geany/+bug/1358559


  • Lonnie Best

    Lonnie Best - 2014-08-19

    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 preference.

  • Nick Treleaven

    Nick Treleaven - 2014-08-19

    Ticket moved from /p/geany/bugs/1063/

    Can't be converted:

    • _found_in: v1.23.1
    • _milestone: v1.24.1
  • Colomban Wendling

    • status: open --> pending
    • Group: v1.24.1 --> v1.25

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