By Geertjan on Aug 12, 2013
When you're creating an application on the NetBeans Platform, you automatically have access to an extensible Options Window as a centralized location for customizing various parts of the application. A default subtab of that Options Window is dedicated to configuration settings for the Window System of the application.
Here's what it looks like in NetBeans Platform 7.3.1:
And this is what it looks like in NetBeans Platform 7.4:
See "Show parent folder in tab title" and "Show full file path" below, together with tab placement "bottom" and maximum row count 2:
Of course, I didn't type a single line of code to create the application you see above. Aside from the NetBeans Platform modules automatically included by the "NetBeans Platform Application" template, I included the "ide/User Utilities" module to include the "File | Open File" menu item and the "ide/Image" module to include the NetBeans Image Editor and the code for recognizing and loading image files.
Note: The enhancements, i.e., the differences between the first two screenshots of the Options window, not including the Look and Feel drop-down, come from a new module "org.netbeans.core.multitabs". If you exclude "platform/Multi-tabs" in the Project Properties dialog of the application, you'll be excluding the enhancements, which includes the scroll buttons: