NetBeans in full screen mode

Yesterday I was speaking with Stanislav Albrecht. He is working on fullscreen mode feature in NetBeans. He showed me it on Windows L&F. The feature has not finished yet. He need to implement full sreen mode feature also for others Look&Feels. But I was impressed. I use fullscreen mode in other application on my notebook. It saves workspace on my display. I can use it now also in NetBeans.

UI spec with flash demo for this feature is available on this page. Stanislav gave me a build with this feature for testing. I will show few screenshots. On the first screenshot is NetBeans in normal mode.

Two actions are highlighted in the screenshot. The first is in main menu. It shows NetBeans in full screen mode. The second is represented by icon in the right corner of window. It maximizes the window in NetBeans layout. The other windows are slided off - minimized by window sliding feature. I clicked on both actions. The result is on the screenshot below.

The main menu will be hidden in final version. This feature will be also available for application based on RCP. Developers don't need to change their applications. They only need to rebuild their applications with new NetBeans platform. The full screen action and maximize window button will be added automatically.

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