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"It is VSC's little teeny windows that annoy me". VS Code is different, but you can get a full sized window. Have a look at the View/Appearance menu. You can turn on or off various windows. (If you kills the menu bar, put it back using F1 and search for menu.) Also try F11 to toggle to full screen. Probably not a convenient as double clicking on a tab to make it full screen.

"That is a pain in VSC as you appear to have to drag the boundary lines up and down." At the top of the screen, to the right of "IBM i", there is "...". If you click on the "..." or right click on "IBM i" you can choose which browsers to display.

"Eclipse based IDEs like RDi allow you to full screen any view or even tear it off to another monitor"
" I _think_ he wants an _unedited_ second window (assumedly"
I can do this by opening up a second instance of VS Code and connecting in the second instance. I can have the same member open in both instances (dragging a tab works). When you save in one, it is reflected in the other, so might not be totally what Brad wants. Not sure how you open a second instance on a Mac, but File/New Window probably does it.

FWIW, I have used Code/400 and WDSC and RDi extensively, but lost access to RDi and can't afford the $800+ price. I've been using VS CODE for over a year now, and I'm still figuring out bits of it. Some stuff I found just by clicking and right clicking around. It is different from RDi, but it is nippy and it is free.


On 11/3/2021 7:23 PM, Jon Paris wrote:
Maria - I don't think your advice will help Brad - if I understand what he wanted.

I _think_ he wants an _unedited_ second window (assumedly he would prefer browse only as you can in RDi) so that he can reinstate code selectively for the original if he had deleted/changed things and then changed his mind.

As to my issues - actually I use NetBeans for PHP and don't find it an issue. It is VSC's little teeny windows that annoy me. In RDi I can have a small view of (say) my IFS files and then blow that window out to full screen when I need to see a lot of entires at the same time. That is a pain in VSC as you appear to have to drag the boundary lines up and down. It would be much better if the different views were on different tabs or something so that you could see more. I can rarely see more than about 10 or 12 items at a time without adjusting the view size. Perhaps that is just a limitation of Liam's extension but all other extensions I've used seem to have the same problem. Eclipse based IDEs like RDi allow you to full screen any view or even tear it off to another monitor (for example
). Because VSC basically appears to be "browser" based it doesn't seem to have that flexibility.

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