How Do You Disable Panes?


In Atom I seldom use panes instead favour using tabs since on my 13" Macbook I prefer having the full width and height for each editor.

However when re-arranging tabs the Left, Right and Bottom panes are shown as potential places to drag the tab, which is rather annoying since they use up a lot of the vertical and horizontal space resulting in having to scroll through the shorten tab bar.

Can panes be disabled all together?


I totally understand your frustration, unfortunately there is currently no way to disable panes in Atom’s UI.


Hey @AndreaGriffiths11, looks like 1.15.0 fixed this issue, it’s so much better re-arranging tabs now, thanks!