Just installed Visual Studio 2010 Pro, So many buttons :psyduck:
I keep my taskbar on the right/left side.
Think about it. For any given window you've got menus, tabs and (possibly several layers of) toolbars at the top and probably a status bar at the bottom... and monitors are perpetually getting shorter and fatter. Because that's precisely what we all want. Less vertical room to read shit and more blank whitespace.
I mean look at this:
Why do interface designers keep using valuable vertical space instead of just throwing shit somewhere in the gigantic void to the left or right?
What is the difference betwheen building and compiling ?
Pisses me off most especially on my netbook - vertical space is extremely limited. Thankfully, Microsoft knew the pitfalls of having a horizontal-only taskbar and has let us pin it vertically in most, if not all, of their operating systems.
Now if they could fix my IDE so I can dock windows on secondary monitors without crashing after going in to / out of debug mode, I would be happy. Either that, or don't have all the windows migrate down and to the right 4 pixels every time I attach a debugger.
Surely I am not the only person who puts the taskbar vertically on an auxiliary monitor. ...and for that matter, the solution explorer on an auxiliary monitor. It leaves enough space to view code side-by-side on the IDE while keeping vertical space to a maximum (without rotating the display, of course).
Plus, it allows me to view opinions on forums in 1080p - the viewing resolution intended by most posters
Though it doesn't excuse UI designers not thinking about using that extra horizontal space.
I run Ubuntu on my netbook almost exclusively. Multiple workspaces are awesome.
Since this is pretty much IDE-mania right here. Could anyone recommend one for linux? Possibly something that doesn't kill eyes.
Hint hint, Code::Blocks
Yeah, Code::Blocks has to be one of the least offensive FOSS IDEs. And it doesn't OMNOM your memory like Eclipse.
Well then, I shall acquire this fancy IDE of yours and see what I can do about the looks.
I use Sublime, which I prefer slightly to Notepad++. Sublime looks cooler with that minimap while Notepad++ is a little more user friendly, but they both have some nice default themes with dark backgrounds and neutral colours.
I need to find some good GCC x86 Assembly syntax colouring for both of them though.
There's the %x format specifier for the printf family of functions.
Some of the colours don't quite match...
I'd love a minimap for Notepad++. There isn't any though. :saddowns:
Somebody should make one.
Currently using Eclipse for a change, I like how it integrates tightly with GIT and project management systems (I was using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate before, but dropped it due to the fact it had no version control at all). Not so keen on how it handles deployment (damnit, I don't want to have to go through the Export menu every time I want to test again)
Currently using Eclipse for my android app, and Sublime Text 2 for the webview sections of it.
Yeah, it's still a bit ugly, but it gets the job done.
I occasionally use Gedit and Eclipse, but this is a laptop and I like my keyboard shortcuts.
Also, yes, it's in French, it's a school project.