Usability Enhancements for Quick Browser

Space is of the essence in the main window of the IDE [or any other NetBeans Platform application, since this plugin can be installed anywhere], so I've added a feature to the Quick Browser (currently at version 1.6) for enabling/disabling truncated display texts. As you can see, below, by truncating (by default) the display texts, more items can fit into the viewable area of the Quick Browser, while the status bar displays the whole display text anyway:

For the same reason, the icons are now much smaller than before. And the text field has been removed, since navigation can be done by clicking, accompanied by the up arrow for navigating back.

Image preview is also available:

The sources of the plugin are here, if anyone would like to work on the performance of the image viewer, which I still haven't figured out, they're very welcome to do so:

http://java.net/projects/nb-api-samples/sources/api-samples/show/versions/7.0/misc/quickbrowser

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

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