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On Mar 18, 2011, at 16:41 , Charles Marcus wrote:

On 2011-03-18 10:18 AM, Roderick A. Anderson wrote:
Until Unity and/or GONME3 if I understand their changes correctly.  Each
open application is full screen and almost no way to get around it

That is insane... I would not use any software or desktop environment
that imposed such ludicrous and unfriendly conditions.

I agree with Charles that this is an idea that deserves to be killed - along with its proposer - 
before it gets off the paper.

Tabs, yes, a good idea, and the ability to have separate windows in order to compare two documents, 
yes, and ability to move a tab between them, yes.

However, just in case the Gnome3 idea becomes reality, would it be worth considering the 
possibility of having two tabs open side by side (or over and under) in the same window, rather the 
way I think it was Programmers File Editor, PFE, did way back in the days when I was using it.  
Admittedly there may be a small loss of document area in each tab to allow for double rulers and 
stuff, but on the hopefully few occasions one would need it, I think most people could live with 


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