[Qgis-developer] UI Tab placement

Larry Shaffer larrys at dakotacarto.com
Mon Jul 14 16:56:57 PDT 2014

Hi Alex,

There is already a QMainWindow function for it [0]. Just need to add a user
option in Options to chose North/South/East/West or Top/Bottom/Left/Right.

Not sure, but the app may need to restarted after switching such an option.
Will test through PyQGIS console.




On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 4:32 PM, Alex Mandel <tech_dev at wildintellect.com>

> I was tinkering around with various plugins that have dockable windows
> today and realized when you snap 2 content areas into one it makes tabs.
> Great, tabs work for switching between things and you don't lose a ton
> of space. But then I realized the tabs are counter-intuitively at the
> bottom. Not only is this odd in the context of top down UI, but it uses
> double the space and the active tab is listed both at the top and the
> bottom.
> I've heard another common GIS software does tabs this way too, but it
> seems at odds with everything else: browswers, email programs, inkscape.
> You name it, tabs are at the top.
> The extra space is really helpful too, QGIS Browser's biggest limitation
> right now seems to be vertical space. You can drag and drop but not if
> one folder is off screen. (A different ticket)
> If others agree I can file a ticket for this. If it's controversial
> could we make it an option to put the tab at the top instead of bottom?
> Thanks,
> Alex
> PS: This is with 2.4, I believe it was the same way in 2.2 but I've only
> recently started using a lot of docks (Browser, Processing, etc).
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