"In the past weeks (actually, months) I've been doing some
changes in the MonoDevelop GUI to make it more functional and
better looking. Here is the result:
"Changes in the Status Bar Everything started with the idea of
removing the status bar, in order to save space in the main window.
The plan was to use something similar to Chrome's status popups,
which are visible only when there is actual information to show to
the user. However, after playing with the idea and thinking about
how would it fit in MonoDevelop, I decided to try something else.
Instead of removing the status bar, we would make a better use of
the space it takes. So in the new GUI I merged the status bar and
the bottom dock bar. The dock bar is the area where the title of
pads in auto-hide mode are shown (for example, the Test Results pad
in the above screenshots). When you hover over the title, the pad
is shown in a popup window, with a nice sliding effect. The bottom
dock bar is now shown next to the status bar, growing as more space