I've upgraded from X6 and Tabs are driving me insane. I drag in any number of images to view and work on them side by side. What do I need? - auto-resizing, floating windows and all the real estate I can muster.
1) Sure, open images using Open or Open Recent... and if the Option is set to "Open documents in floating window" they will open in floating windows, but drag them in from Windows Explorer and they tab. Can we have consistency here? Better still, can we get rid of tabs?
2) Tabs should be optional. They take up real estate and get in the way of working with multiple images.
3) The snap feature which opens the image to full workspace should also be an option. Why should I have to use Ctrl just to dock windows across the top? Lunacy.
4) no auto-resize of the floating window? Seriously? I mean, seriously? Corel clearly wants me to use tabs, but seriously, no auto-resize of the windows? Really? How many lines of coding must that have saved?
Here's where I'm coming from. I use SolidEdge CAD and when they introduced a revolutionary non-history-based method of creating 3D objects they had the good sense to maintain the old history-based method for those who preferred it. Everybody was happy. Cannot the same be done here and allow floating windows exactly as they were in X6, just for those of us who prefer/need that way of working?
Really, it was an idea from Microsoft, about the compatibilty with Windows 10 capabilities. And yes, at first, it's annoying, but after a while you get used to it and it's familiar. I don't believe they will be back to version 16.0, since we're currently on the version 20.0
Anyway you can undock documents, and leave it floating. Or enlarge to use the entire window.
Have you tried "options > General > Open documents in floating windows"
Not sure it does auto resize as I prefer tabs and don't use floating windows.
I'm getting used to the tabs...BUT...I am not a fan of them in Photo-Paint. I still would like to see the auto-view resize come back. I too would much rather have the floating window's frame resize with the image. It keeps the work area less cluttered when working with multiple images -- which I do a lot!
And as for the auto-docking if you drag the image too close to the top -- I would love an option to turn that off completely!Patti
I guessed the idea was a taken from MS but they had the good grace to allow users to disable it. Corel should do the same. And yes, it is annoying, plain and simple.
Anyhow, why should I have to undock each and every image? I want to get on and work, not waste my time undocking everything. Draw should be becoming MORE productive, not less. I'm not saying you shouldn't have it if you like it, I'm simply asking for the option to get rid of it.
I think you missed the point about Solidedge. There, both means of working were respected. Again, Corel can do this as all the coding for *proper* floating windows already exist. They simply have to add an extra button in Workspace for Floating Windows as X6. Sorry, but "Open documents in floating windows" should mean just that - no tabs, thank you.
Have you tried it? It simply doesn't do the job. See above.