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  1. NetBeans
  2. NETBEANS-3378

Split window behaviour is counter-intuitive

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 11.2
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: editor - Other
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      Description

      This is a minor UX improvement, hopefully an easy fix and not just a matter of personal taste.

      When an editor window is split horizontally, the bottom split repositions at the top of the file. Since in most cases the user is not at the top of the file when creating a split, this results in the top half showing code that's below the bottom half. This seems counterintuitive and non-optimal.

      The suggestion is to do one of the following:

      1. Place the editor view for both splits in the same place, let the user navigate from there, or
      2. Make the top split at the top of the file, preserve the position of the bottom.

      Personally I slightly favor the first option since it seems to be the most intuitive for both horizontal and vertical splits.

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              Reporter:
              instance1 Alan Langford
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