File Managing in MatLab Editor

Today rather by coincidence I’ve found a cool little feature of MatLab files editor, which makes file handling more comfortable (at least for me).

By the standard setup all opened files are shown like tabs at the bottom, see. picture below. If you have too many of them and it happens quite often if you work on a project, the tendency to lose overview is obvious. Longer file names will be cut and you have to scroll horizontally to get the one you want.

matlab_lost_overview

Like I mentioned, today I was really upset by scrolling and looking what files are selected, so I started clicking and discover that like in Windows you can determine where this bar has to be. Just right click on the bar and you see this little menu, got it?

 editor_right_click

For myself the best position is on the right side. This way I see the code and have full overview about all files opened right now. Additionally sometimes it’s useful to check the “Alphabetize” option. Of course if you have really many files opened,  you also have to scroll, but then you have a really large project to work on. What a pity🙂

Try it out, it’s very simple, may be to obvious…

matlab_right_side

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