#372 Draggable tabs

SciTE (236)
Iúri Chaer

I don't know how hard that is, but it'd be very nifty
to be able to drag tabs in the tab bar and rearrange
them. Like you can do on FireFox nowadays.


  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2006-09-29
    • milestone: --> Won't_Implement
    • priority: 5 --> 2
    • assigned_to: nobody --> nyamatongwe
  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2006-09-29

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    There is no API on either platform to make this easy.

  • Philippe Lhoste

    Philippe Lhoste - 2006-10-03

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    I agree I would like such feature... Or at least a dialog
    box allowing the change the order of files (less real-time
    dragging to manage). I have a starting point, perhaps
    someday I will finish it.

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I agree to it's very useful feture

  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2007-04-04

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    For anyone wanting to work on this: calling gtk_notebook_set_tab_reorderable allows reordering the tabs but clicking on a tab will revert the order. The code will also need to detect that tabs have been reordered and reorder SciTE's internal buffer numbering. Since the function is not available on GTK+ 2.8 which is still widely used, there should be a #if guard around the call.

  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2010-01-28

    Implemented in 1.79.

  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2010-01-28
    • status: open --> closed
  • b2f9h203

    b2f9h203 - 2016-05-01

    Was this feature reverted or is it just not working for me? I tested this with Scite 3.6.2 (self-compiled with GTK2) and SciTE 3.6.0 from the debian repos which uses GTK3.

    • Neil Hodgson

      Neil Hodgson - 2016-05-01

      It was implemented on Windows but not on the other platforms.


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