Since I use Notepad++ or PSPad, it is hard to get used to split screens that are horizontal instead of vertical. Komodo Edit is pretty nifty with auto-completion. But nothing can boost my productivity like seeing the rest of my code, I really love split vertical coding panes. (I would never ever run multiple windows though. It has to be a single instance, one program view.)
Komodo Edit out of the box looks like this, some tabs on top, some on bottom. It’s horizontally split. Icky. Komodo calls the split screen tab groups. Makes sense to me. Unlike Eclipse though, I can’t reorder the positions of those panes willy-nilly. Goggling didn’t help me out either.
Since I seriously expected this excellent editor to have this option, I went playing around with the window options and I noticed a little menu option called Rotate Tab Groups. It sounds like a tab switching CTRL + TAB command, but it’s not! It seriously does what it says, it rotates the tab group panes. You have to put your tabs into groups first, obviously, and you can do that by right clicking on them, and choosing
Move to other tab group. To get to the Rotate Tab Groups option, look under
Windowon the menu bar.
Using that option transforms my nasty horizontal layout into a pleasant vertically split beauty.