Last Updated: October 25, 2016

Auto Toggle Panes

Macro Monday – a new macro to dig into every Monday!

I like to use Komodo without any panes or tabs showing – just the editor.
Normally I would use keybindings to toggle the relevant panes when I need them
but I wanted something more intuitive; so I wrote a macro.

Whenever you want to use your panes you move your mouse towards them to perform
an action, so I figured – why not toggle my panes automatically whenever I
move my mouse towards them. That’s exactly what the macro I wrote aims to do.

There are still some caveats, for example it currently tends to trigger when
you are simply trying to place a breakpoint. I have some ideas on how to fix this
and will likely be releasing an update for this later on, but for now it is
already quite usable. I am using it fulltime myself.

## Installation

To install the macro simply hit the “View Resource” and “Install Instructions”
links below.

## Share Your Own Macros

Have you written your own macros that you think others could benefit from?
Submit them to the [Resources Section] and if you really want to get it noticed
[write a Macro Monday blog about it][macromonday].

[Resources Section]: /resources/submit-instructions/#pane-resources
[macromonday]: /resources/submit-instructions/#pane-blogs

Nathan Rijksen

Nathan Rijksen

Nathan Rijksen is the Development Lead for Komodo IDE. He works adeptly with Mozilla, Python and JavaScript to ensure that Komodo IDE is the IDE of choice for development teams. Nathan has been working with Komodo IDE for a decade before joining the development team in 2012. Since then he has worked tirelessly on new features such as Commando, Breadcrumbs, a completely new UI and much more.