Support Groups of Tabs
I work in many repo's 19+ and there is no way to group tabs in the menu bar. My tab bar is useless when it is so full. I get nice padding around a git branch logo and half a letter for each of my repo tabs. Setting up multiple profiles is not a great solution here I don't want to have to switch and having the ability to create groups of tabs would help solve this issue.
Under consideration Suggested by: Mortimer • Upvoted: 14 Mar • Comments: 24
Also, being able to pick a color for the group would be nice. So project A could be green, project B could be red, etc.
I also work with a dozen+ repos at a time. There seems to be a lot of wasted space in the tabs. Simply removing all the wasted space in the tabs would increase usable title space by about 25%. Also, the ellipses just compound the problem by using up 3 character spaces that could have been used to display the actual repo name.
Multiple rows of tabs could also be an option.
Agreed, multiple rows of tabs and grouping would something essential.
Also for me :)
Must have feature, some kind of a tab grouping would be really nice, maybe make them vertical with expanded groups
Working on a daily basis with many git projects at a time (being repo-based our working flow), this feature would be game-changing for me.
Also, recolouring and renaming the (displayed) name of each repository would be awesome.
I have so much projects, i theoretically need to split them into "work" (my fulltime job), "customers" (my freelance jobs) and my own loved projects. Currently my bar is full, also i cannot hide "Workspaces" which sucks, i really dont use this.
Please make the opportunity to make folders in tabs or just make the tabs multiline. If they get smaller i cant read the project name anymore, that is not good :)
"Multiple Tab Rows or Group Tabs" (suggested by Chris on 2021-12-16), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Workspaces are not very convenient. Group of tabs can be very useful!
Managing many tabs would increase productivity. "Tab Groups" is one way to implement that.
Another I've seen with VSCode is to include a sidebar with a vertical list of open files.
So vertical lists or groups of lists on the side might be another option.
Switching between repos is a constant pain point for me and my colleagues. I have over 200 repos checked out. While working on a particular thing I might need to switch back and forward between up to 10 repos.
I have attempted to organise my tabs into different profiles containing repos pertaining to a particular project or part of a system, but many profiles still contain 10 or more repos so the tabs are truncated to oblivion. (2560 pixel wide monitor, 110% zoom in GK as at 100% the text is too small and gets anti-aliased badly).
For some tabs the whitespace, icon and ellipsis occupy more space than the letters of the repo name itself!
The new 'Tabs list' is ok but the lack of fuzzy search is annoying.
The Open Repo fuzzy finder is good but when opening a repo which I have open in another profile, I want to switch to that profile, not open the repo in my current profile. - The problem here is I am using profiles in lieu of a proper tab group system.
Help me Keif!
Workspaces really got my hopes up, but fell short. I can see a use for the logical grouping but it introduces more need for features (ie: support for adding Azure DO repos). I could see a need for mass fetch but opening multiple repos in vscode at once is hard to place in my world. Grouping tabs and allowing multiple rows of tabs doesn't have to be so complicated. Keep it simple. Notepad++ has the same many-tab problem and solved it by adding a flag for "Multi-line" in their settings.
Please add. Also thought workspaces would help solve the problem, but it doesn't work as I expected.
Craig Steforn Matadeen
As many have mentioned, it becomes a pain and quite useless when you're working with many repositories. I'm just working with 10 and the tab names already become useless from a readability standpoint. It would be great if the tab bar was able to moved to the left or right and instead of a column approach, there was a row approach to the tab listing layout.
I was excited when I saw workspaces added support for Azure DevOps, but I guess I hadn't looked at the functionality closely enough. I wish it worked more like a "workspace" in reality. If you move from one workspace to another, you expect it to have somewhat different items in the environment. Also, if you have multiple personal workspaces, you expect that once you arrange things in a workspace (i.e. tabs), they'd be the same way when you leave that workspace, and later return.
I'm not sure how technically easy it is, but given workspaces have knowledge of repos, and tabs are representation of repos, seems like fairly low hanging fruit to tie the "currently open repos / tabs" to the current workspace. When switching workspaces, switch the open tabs.
For context, I work with multiple departments in my company, and it's enough of a mental model shift to switch between projects, technologies, and problem domains, it'd be great to not have to visually filter irrelevant tabs.
This is a critical feature we're currently lacking: Grouping tabs, and more importantly, having a multi-row tab bar.
My daily work involves having tens of tabs open all the time, and tab bar as it is is quite useless for me.
It's been the single most critical lacking feature for years.
+1 on grouping tabs. Would be very, very useful!
+1 on grouping tabs
+1 on multiple rows so that the text can be expanded and could read the damn thing!!! (currently have 14 tabs open, only see 1st letters)
I need this!!!
I have to develop over 20 repo, but my tab only shows 1 character or no character.
Please do this feature, please!!!
If not tab groups at least a tab colour. I was so excited to see "Local Workspaces" only to realise it doesn't add a colour or icon to the tab.
Ability to group tabs would be nice. I would also like an option (say right click on tab and select option 'shadow') would hide the tab from the tab bar but would keep it the Tabs list (ctrl + shift + A).
🤞🏽 🌟 we need this please