A few months ago we released a Temporary Tabs feature to Beta. You had some feedback, and we listened! We’ve made a bunch of improvements and are now ready to release Temporary Tabs into the wilds of production. Keep reading for an update on latest behavior!
The core value of Temporary Tabs is eliminating time spent searching for the right script tab. It does this by decluttering the tab bar (especially when scanning through multiple Scripts).
When opened from any of the following, Scripts will open in “Preview” mode by default (indicated through the italics in the Script name):
- Quick Open
- Output Window
- Find All
- Breakpoints Widget
- Call Stack Widget
- Watch Widget
Tabs can be made permanent in any of the following ways:
- Double-clicking on the tab header
- Right-clicking on the tab and select “Dock Tab”
- Editing the Script
The All-Important Defaults
Temporary Tabs has two settings under the Script Editor section of Studio Settings:
- Enable Temporary Script Tabs (default ON) - opens scripts in a temporary tab when single-clicked from any of the entry points listed above
- Enable Temporary Script Tabs in Explorer (default OFF) - only active if Enable Temporary Script Tabs is ON. Opens scripts in a temporary tab when single-clicked from the Explorer.
We also wanted to highlight some hotkeys that make it easier to interact with tabs:
- Closing a tab: Ctrl+W for Windows and Cmd+W for Mac
- Reopening previous tab: Ctrl+Shift+t for Windows and Cmd+Shift+t for Mac
- Cycling between tabs based on history: Ctrl+tab for Windows and Ctrl+Space for Mac
Next Stop: Rollout!
We are gradually rolling out this functionality, starting with a 10% rollout today. If all goes well, this percentage will increase to 100% over the next week or so.