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Bug 246808 - Switch to Variables tab on breakpoint hit
Summary: Switch to Variables tab on breakpoint hit
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: debugger
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Java (show other bugs)
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Martin Entlicher
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-09-01 22:33 UTC by pekarna
Modified: 2014-09-02 05:19 UTC (History)
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Description pekarna 2014-09-01 22:33:36 UTC
With default windows layout, when starting debugging, Output, Variables, and Breakpoints tabs are in the same pane.
What pops up as the last thing when a program is debugged is Debugger Console.

If all goes well and the program reaches breakpoint, most users would probably appreciate seeing Variables above anything else. Debugger Console is only interesting if something wrong happens, like, breakpoint is not valid. Even in that case, user can switch to there and fix that, and then he's again interested more in Variables.

Hence I suggest to make the Variables tab to be the one that is shown when a breakpoint is hit.
Comment 1 Jiri Kovalsky 2014-09-02 05:19:28 UTC
Good idea however I would suggest to make the preferred tab configurable otherwise another group of people will file a new RFE to make other pane the default one. See issue #47929.