UI: Difficult to see which file I'm in
Currently it's really hard for me to see what file I'm currently in, and where it is in relation to everything else I'm working on. I want, at a glance, to be able to answer these questions:
- Which file am I in?
- If I want to get from the current file to another open file, how many times do I need to press Ctrl+Alt+PgUp/PgDn?
In this screenshot (Gnome Builder 3.28.3),
- The current file is shown above the code. It's practically invisible—in my case it's smaller and thinner than the code.
- The Open Pages pane doesn't show any indication of which file is the current one. This is a huge step back from the usual tabbed UI used by other editors.
- The Project Tree pane doesn't show the current file either. In fact, in this screenshot it misleadingly highlights another file.
- Make the filename above the code bold and maybe bigger.
- In the Open Pages pane, highlight the currently open file. Make it extremely easy to see, e.g. give it a blue background.
- In the Project Tree, keep the selection synced with the currently open file. If that's not desirable, at least don't highlight the wrong file (e.g. hide the highlighting when the pane is not focused).
Number 2 is the most important part here because it's the only one that can answer both questions I presented.