Allow "Open Files" to be docked to top of sidebar

Bill Dami 5 years ago • updated by Don Myers 5 years ago 5
I think the sidebar's active/open files list feature would be alot more useful (especially in projects with a big file tree) if there was an option to dock it to the top of sidebar, so it always remains visible instead of scrolling with the rest of the file tree. Optimally it would just resize vertically as files are added/removed from it (maybe have a max height setting too where after a certain point it will scroll itself.)

This would make it a more complete replacement for the tab bar, which I would prefer to hide, as vertical screen space is at a premium compared to horizontal space with widescreen monitors. And I'm the type of person that likes to see as many lines of code on screen as possible.

For a good example of this type of functionality, take a look at Espresso 2's UI (http://macrabbit.com/espresso/). Or even Chocolat (http://chocolatapp.com/).

Why the negative vote on this?
Would love to see this.
The opened files pane should always be visible. Scrolling back up to the top to access my opened files is a pain (pun intended). (I don't use Tabs because horizontal list suck)

I agree. I work on a lot of large frameworks having to scroll up and down the sidebar to see open files makes it pretty worthless.

The horizontal tabs are pretty worthless after 7 or 8 files are open.

Make locking it in an option

Another editor even let's you select how much it should take up in the side bar as a percent % -- even better!

It's one of the only things holding me back from using SubLime.