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Object Explorer Horizontal Scroll Bar Missing - Did we ever get a reason why?


#1

Was there ever a reason given for the horizontal scroll bar having been removed
from the Object Explorer?

It’s really annoying having to manually drag the pane wider to see
everything, then drag it back to work on code, instead of just dragging a scroll
bar to where I can see the object names all the time. Sure, I could change it to
Drop Down, or tabbed or tabbed multi-line to collapse it a bit, but even those
views still require making the window larger than I’d have to if I just
had a horizontal scroll bar.

I know this was reported previously, but I’ve been away from the forum for
a while – was there ever an answer given as to why the scrollbar was
dropped?

Darren

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#2

Hi Darren,

I do remember your question about this feature. I’ve found CR81756 that
was created in the beginning of the year from your request. Unfortunately we
haven’t find a time to fix this. It is not so easy as seems for the first
sight: Currently the columns of the object explorer are made to fit the window.
This makes the resizing when you have extra columns fairly easy to implement. If
we make this change it would mean that the first “name” column would
pretty much always be sized wider than the control. This means that if the user
opts to add an extra column the only visual feedback that the column has been
added is that the horizontal scrollbar gets slightly smaller (And really who
notices that) since the extra column is added to the right “off
screen”.

That is what I’m talking about:

I can try to suggest a workaround for you here – how about Flat Tree,
Dropdown or any other non-Treelist view mode? In these modes you will get rid of
extra two level indent from the left:

Sorry for the inconvenience.

regards,

Alexander Maximov


#3

Hi Darren,

I do remember your question about this feature. I’ve found CR81756 that
was created in the beginning of the year from your request. Unfortunately we
haven’t find a time to fix this. It is not so easy as seems for the first
sight: Currently the columns of the object explorer are made to fit the window.
This makes the resizing when you have extra columns fairly easy to implement. If
we make this change it would mean that the first “name” column would
pretty much always be sized wider than the control. This means that if the user
opts to add an extra column the only visual feedback that the column has been
added is that the horizontal scrollbar gets slightly smaller (And really who
notices that) since the extra column is added to the right “off
screen”.

That is what I’m talking about:

I can try to suggest a workaround for you here – how about Flat Tree,
Dropdown or any other non-Treelist view mode? In these modes you will get rid of
extra two level indent from the left:

Sorry for the inconvenience.

regards,

Alexander Maximov
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#4

Hi Darren,

I do remember your question about this feature. I’ve found CR81756 that
was created in the beginning of the year from your request. Unfortunately we
haven’t find a time to fix this. It is not so easy as seems for the first
sight: Currently the columns of the object explorer are made to fit the window.
This makes the resizing when you have extra columns fairly easy to implement. If
we make this change it would mean that the first “name” column would
pretty much always be sized wider than the control. This means that if the user
opts to add an extra column the only visual feedback that the column has been
added is that the horizontal scrollbar gets slightly smaller (And really who
notices that) since the extra column is added to the right “off
screen”.

That is what I’m talking about:

I can try to suggest a workaround for you here – how about Flat Tree,
Dropdown or any other non-Treelist view mode? In these modes you will get rid of
extra two level indent from the left:

Sorry for the inconvenience.

regards,

Alexander Maximov
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#5

I would like to follow up on this. It’s been 3.5 years and this is still not addressed. It really is one of my least favorite things with this product.


#6

Last BETA version of TOAD SS 6.5.0.23 and the problem after 3.5 years is the same.

Best regards,

Sergio


#7

For what it’s worth I think Alexander or someone from the former team before they disbanded said that they had to drop the horizontal scroll bar when they added the Rowcounts and other “Extra Columns” features to the object explorer:

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There’s something about the 3rd party grid control they used in the explorer that basically removed the ability to put the scroll bar was the reason I was given years ago.
I think this is one of those “decisions” that was made as a compromise, not because they wanted it that way.