The following comment was left today on my YouTube video on CT 2015:
Just in case someone wants to react to it ;-)
I've replied at your blog and will describe the steps necessary to switch the pane arrangement as soon as possible.
Have a good Sunday!
I sort of agree, and have asked Igor about this in the past. Although it is sometimes better the CT way, it is often also just a waste of space, and I wish Igor would also add a layout where the src/trgt boxes are properly integrated into the grid.
CafeTran is very customizable. It also offers different Window layouts upon which to build upon.
I almost exclusively use (vertical) Window layout 2. Works great on a laptop (haven't tried it on a desktop,), and I think no screen space is wasted :-)
Matchboard is a natural fit docked with segment editors in this layout, and it brings many resources in one place.
Plus CafeTran's shortcuts and rich search features make using CT's interface and sifting through panes quick and fun.
There are a few reasons behind the current approach to the layout:
>You can save your favorite layouts in project templates
Best thing since sliced bread. Transit NXT offers view. No other CAT tool does allow this flexibility, as far as I know.
Have you tried Window layout 2 and Detached windows (both in View menu)?
In Window layout 2, when I use Detached windows, the Segments editor is effectively detached from the Segments grid, as per your initial request. But indeed, the Segments editor is still attached to the tabbed panel.
I now understand you want to have the Segments editor with no other strings (panels) attached, other than the tabs docked to it, eventually. I believe this is not possible right now., but could make a good candidate for an optional detached windows feature, at least in my book :-)