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Bug 178837 - Starting debugger selects a different tab
Summary: Starting debugger selects a different tab
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: debugger
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Java (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: PC Linux
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: Martin Entlicher
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-12-18 03:34 UTC by Kees Kuip
Modified: 2010-05-04 10:32 UTC (History)
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Description Kees Kuip 2009-12-18 03:34:24 UTC
Here is the situation:
- I'm looking at the tab "Output".
- I start the debugger.
- The tab "Breakpoints" is created and selected.

Here is what a I want to happen:
- The tab "Breakpoints" is created but NOT selected.
- The tab "Output" stays selected!

Is there a way to disable this behaviour?
Comment 1 Martin Entlicher 2009-12-23 04:10:40 UTC
Well, most users do not use Output tab. Thus we switch to debugger windows when you start debugger (Variables window should be selected by default).

Maybe the behavior could be changed to leave Output tab selected, but when debugger hits a breakpoint, or is suspended by another reason, select the Variables tab. Would this behavior be O.K.?
Comment 2 Kees Kuip 2009-12-24 00:31:32 UTC
Note: If the "Breakpoints" tab is not visible another (the first?) debugger-tab is chosen.

The "Output" tab is very important because it shows the logging.
There is not a single debugger-tab that I would like to see by default when I start a debug session. 

What I would like:
- Do NOT select any tab. Just leave it at the tab I have chosen. The decision that
  a debugger tab should be selected is in my opinion ALWAYS wrong.
- 1 tab with all the debugger-tabs in it.
Comment 3 Martin Entlicher 2010-02-09 06:03:25 UTC
> - Do NOT select any tab. Just leave it at the tab I have chosen.

I'd add an option for that, most of the users do not use Output tab AFAIK.

> - 1 tab with all the debugger-tabs in it.

This was the behavior we had there in the past. Our design team decided that debugger should have individual tabs instead. Therefore we will not change it back. The advantage is that you can dock individual debugger windows into different places.
Comment 4 Kees Kuip 2010-05-04 10:32:17 UTC
I see this 'DEFECT' is renamed in 'ENHANCEMENT'. 
To me it says "This will not get fixed in the near future"
I do not think this is right. In my eyes this is a regression. It's really dissapointing.

As I am the reporter of this 'bug' I would like to remove it.
But I cannot.
Could you please remove it for me?