Tabbed middle pane

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Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:37 am Post

here is another idea, which proved to be a quite useful feature of another writers program: a tabbed editor pane quite similar to a tabbed browser.

In Scrivener this would apply to the middle pane of the scrivener window. Each tab would contain a complete editor pane for text, corkboard or outline including its own history stack. This would it make very fast & convenient, to switch between different working contexts and would fit seamlessly into the current UI.

I did a crude jpeg simulation of this scenario:
scrivener tabbed.jpg
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Tue Jun 14, 2016 2:35 pm Post

This would be very confusing for Mac users in the next version of macOS (Sierra), which allows Scrivener to have multiple windows merged and switched between using tabs - on the Mac, this would mean two rows of tabs, which would not be very intuitive. But Scrivener's history stack already works something like this. If you press and hold on the left/right buttons in the header bar, you can jump to any document in the document history, with the editor in the state it was when you were last working on it.

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