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Bug 25808 - MDI ui mode broken for some windows
Summary: MDI ui mode broken for some windows
Alias: None
Product: obsolete
Classification: Unclassified
Component: languages (show other bugs)
Version: 3.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@ide
Depends on: 32636
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Reported: 2002-07-19 09:20 UTC by Alexei Mokeev
Modified: 2008-08-01 15:37 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description Alexei Mokeev 2002-07-19 09:20:30 UTC
In MDI (single window) mode all windows must be locate at IDE desktop.
Currently some windows(at least Options) opened in separate window.

Steps to reproduce:

1) Install netbeans
2) Remove old .netbeans directory from your HOME
3) Start netbeans and choose "No, skip the settings import" in "Settings Import Wizard" 
4) Select Tools->Options  menu item 
Notice, that Options will be opened in separate window.

Same beahviour for Swing browser window.

Well reproduced with 200207161215 build under W2K
Comment 1 Marek Grummich 2002-07-22 08:52:08 UTC
Target milestone was changed from '3.4' to TBD.
Comment 2 Marek Grummich 2002-07-22 08:58:15 UTC
Target milestone was changed from '3.4' to TBD.
Comment 3 Marian Mirilovic 2002-07-23 09:29:10 UTC
Jirka, why you have sent this issue to window system? 

As I know opening windows as new separate window in MDI is design of
UI team (or HIE), and would be better if we will defend your mind.
Comment 4 Jiri Mzourek 2002-07-23 09:40:54 UTC
Sorry, I haven't read the description carefully, when I saw the steps
how to reproduce the behavior I thougth it's an issue.

Alexei, described behavior is "as designed", look on:


Comment 5 Alexei Mokeev 2002-07-23 10:17:28 UTC
This doc isn't completely clear: What means :"Open Options window as
separate window outside of the main window."
Even if Options window should be opened in separate window,
Browser Window should be opened as tabs of Source editor.
But now Swing Browser opened in separate window too.
Comment 6 Jiri Mzourek 2002-07-23 10:26:37 UTC
This is a default behavior. But if you want to have browser window
opened as a tab, you can do it:
1) Open the browser and set focus for the frame
2) Go to main menu Window -> Dock View Into -> Source Editor -> Center

Does it work for you?
Comment 7 Alexei Mokeev 2002-07-23 10:59:30 UTC
It is work.
Of course, in any time I can attach/detach any window to or out of IDE
via menu Window->Attach MDI Frame, Window->Detach MDI Frame.

But in specifications says: "Javadoc search, Web browser and Scripting
console should be opened as tabs in the Source editor"
It is should be _default_ behaviour, without of any customization.

BTW: After switching MDI->SDI->MDI Options window attached to main
So looks like sometimes behaviour in MDI mode is unclear, unreasonable
and doesn't correspond to any specification.  
Comment 8 Marian Mirilovic 2003-02-20 13:00:41 UTC
Second problem: Options itself docked after MDI->SDI->MDI is foled as
separate issue 24630.

For first problem : issues agains appropriate modules should be filed,
there need define own Editor wsmode, where their top component has to
be docked. 

Marek, am I right? 

Well, assigne to javadoc first, than scripting and than web browser.
Comment 9 _ pkuzel 2003-09-05 11:05:37 UTC
I'm taking responsibility for JavaDoc module.
Comment 10 _ pkuzel 2003-10-22 16:01:53 UTC
I raised HIE request for Javadoc module. It should be a part of new UI
spec. Passing by...
Comment 11 Jan Jancura 2006-11-13 09:41:32 UTC
Module is obsolete.