Re: [code] RFC: Introduce ui.tabs_always setting.

From: Markus F.X.J. Oberhumer <>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 23:27:09 +0100

Hi Mitchell,

On 2016-02-25 15:17, Mitchell wrote:
> Hi,
> On Mon, 1 Feb 2016, Robert Gieseke wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Am 01/02/16 um 17:44 schrieb Robert Gieseke:
>>> Am 01.02.2016 um 17:36 schrieb Giovanni Salmeri <>:
>>>>> Just to clarify any confusion: if the community prefers to always
>>>>> have at least one tab showing *when `ui.tabs` is true*, then I'll
>>>>> make it so.
>>>> For what it's worth my opinion, I am against it: one tab alone carries
>>>> no information, and not showing it (like now) reduces the clutter and
>>>> increases the space available for the text. Just my 2 cents...
>>> At least it carries the information that one ist using tabs mode.
>> I think the best solution would be to make "at least one tab" the new
>> default *and* have a Lua-based script to switch to "no tabs" if only one
>> tab/buffer is shown, toggling back to show tabs as a second buffer is
>> created. That way, no new user setting needs to be introduced and
>> clutter can be kept to a minimum for those who want it (I do, too) ...
>> I'm happy to write that script unless someone wants to give this a shot ...
> I've thought about this some more and I remember why I originally hid the
> first tab -- Textadept's manual states "Textadept's user interface is sleek
> and simple". A single tab sticks out like a sore thumb to me (and according to
> other replies I don't appear to be alone).
> I'm happy with the current tab behavior and do not wish to change it.

I had expected that opinions differ - that's why I introduced a new setting.

So will you accept my original ui.tabs_always patch ?


> Cheers,
> Mitchell

Markus Oberhumer, <>,
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