From:  Dietrich Ayala <>
Date:  01 Sep 2015 08:13:56 Hong Kong Time

Re: WebIDE Sidebar Mode



On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 4:51 PM J. Ryan Stinnett <> wrote:
Currently WebIDE uses dropdowns for selecting project and runtime
items. We've been working on a version of the interface that removes
the dropdowns and replaces them with sidebars.

Check out a screenshot[1] of the sidebar mode to learn more.

You can try out this sidebar mode by setting the
"devtools.webide.sidebars" preference to true in about:config. (Please
close WebIDE before toggling the pref.)

We are thinking of removing the dropdown layout and switching to the
sidebar one permanently. If there are some valid concerns for keeping
it as is, please let us know - otherwise we'll plan to transition to
this soon.

Stay tuned for further UX improvements, including moving parts of
WebIDE into Firefox tabs and other frequent requests.


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