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?


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