Choosing Among Schema Browser Display Styles

TOAD’s novel tabbed approach can at times appear cluttered, as shown in Figure 2.2. The left-hand side (LHS) of the screen has all the tabs spanning across multiple lines, thus consuming nearly a third of the vertical real estate within which to display each tab’s relevant contextual information. What if you had two dozen tables? The bottom half of the LHS would become scrollable and you would not be able to see some of the tables (unless you scrolled). For some people, this is not the optimal way to work. So TOAD offers options for how the Schema Browser display should appear.

Figure 2.2. The TOAD Schema Browser: multiline tabs.

For people who like the tabbed approach but do not want the tabs ...

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