Open file in Atom Docks


#1

Hi,
Do you know how to open a file in the atom dock (bottom or right). I’d like to use one dock as a complementary workspace to keep some auxillary documents open. I know it is possible, because I managed to do it once by accident (maybe drag and drop), but I can’t seem to reproduce it…


#2

Hi.

In a programmed way (by coding) or as a user (by human)?

As user:

  1. Open the file

  2. Click-drag the TAB of the new open (file) editor to a new location.
    A shadow will show you where it is going to dock.


You cannot change the location of the editor if there is not already another pane open.

Experiment a little… have two editors already open in two panes, then put down a 3rd - top / bottom, left, right, centre, in another pane and so on.

Is this the 'droids information you were looking for?
Cheers


#3

Thanks for answering, but not the right droid :confused:
Actually, I wanted to put the file in a collapsible dock (like the one where the new Github tab is stored) not in a new pane. Unless one can also do that the way you showed? (if so, there is something wrong with my install, because I myself can’t…)


#4

And also, you’re right: I meant as a user…


#5

This is not possible to do as a user in the standard installation - as far as I know.
The closest description are LINK1 LINK2 LINK3

Sorry for not being able to help.


#6

Too bad… Your second link shows that it should not be too hard to implement. Or maybe I’ll find a package that’ll do it.
Anyway, thanks for helping!