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MDI - Where did you go

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Written by philipz
7 years ago
Category: Feature discussion
36 posts since Thu, 08 Mar 07
Installed the new RC4 and just cant deal with no MDI as i dont use the windows xp grouping and i like being able to press Ctrl+Tab to shift between the tabs. Is there anyway that it could be a feature that can be tired on or off?
Written by Kirktis
7 years ago
8 posts since Fri, 09 Mar 07
I've just started using Heidi recently at RC4, and I would love to have an MDI for it.
Written by ansgar
7 years ago
4936 posts since Fri, 07 Apr 06
I guess you have to switch to RC3 then. It's very unlikely that we're going to reenable more than one MDI-children in the future, because that was the result of an extensive discussion between the developers. There are some complete new code-parts and some have been rewritten in order to support for example SQL-export between two hosts with this MDI-less version.

I understand that some users are quite used to MDI and missing it therefore. But all in all I think there are more pros than cons for this change. Most modern applications don't support MDI, just have a look at MS Office for example.
Written by rosenfield
7 years ago
127 posts since Wed, 24 Jan 07

philipz wrote: Installed the new RC4 and just cant deal with no MDI as i dont use the windows xp grouping and i like being able to press Ctrl+Tab to shift between the tabs. Is there anyway that it could be a feature that can be tired on or off?



No. But we can add CTRL+TAB switching between the non-MDI windows, if you'd like?

Perhaps we could even implement a clickable list that pops up on CTRL+TAB and shows the open HeidiSQL sessions and their various parameters, with the one you've currently ctrl+tabbed to highlighted.

We're in feature freeze right now however, so this will have to wait till the next round. Feel free to use the "Window" menu while you're waiting. ALT+W, then arrow up/down to the session you want.

(As far as actually removing icons from the taskbar to totally simulate MDI behaviour; I think that's overdoing it. It has a risk of becoming rather complex; for example if one window is allowed to keep it's task icon, and that session happens to crash, etc etc.)
 

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