Maximizing your RAD Studio 2007 experience

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Here is an unpublished (and unsupported) way to add fullscreen code editor resizing support to the RAD Studio 2007 IDE :-

  • Open your favourite registry hacking utility

  • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Borland\BDS\5.0\Editor

  • Create a string value and name it 'Zoom', with a value of either 'Zoom' or 'SuperZoom'

  • Restart RAD Studio, if it is running

Now if you want to maximize the code editor, simply double-click the tab for the current unit at the top of the editor.

Heres a screenshot of the IDE working in Zoom mode :-


And heres one of it working in SuperZoom mode :-


In order to toggle back to 'normal' mode, double-click the code editor tab again. This tip may also work with D2007 with Update 3 applied, but I've not tested that scenario.

Thanks to Chewy for bringing this one to my attention.
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    Chee Wee Chua Thursday, 20 September 2007

    Hey! :-)

  • Guest
    David Clegg Thursday, 20 September 2007

    Sorry, Chewy. Acknowledgement added :-)

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    Byron Jones Thursday, 20 September 2007

    > This tip may also work with D2007 with Update 3 applied

    yes, it also works in D2007

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    David Clegg Thursday, 20 September 2007

    Thanks for the confirmation, Byron.

  • Guest
    Mark Robinson Thursday, 20 September 2007

    Thanks! Much better than just setting the object inspector etc to autohide!

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    John Gallagher Thursday, 20 September 2007

    Great feature !

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    Per Bakkendorff Thursday, 20 September 2007

    A step in the right direction. For further improvement my entry in QC #42216, could further enhance this, right ?


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    Steven Summers Thursday, 20 September 2007

    It works in D2007 even without update 3 applied.

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    Thomas Mueller Sunday, 9 August 2009

    Wow, this is very usefull for small screens where I was cursing the new IDE a lot.

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    Alin Friday, 23 July 2010

    this feature exist in Delphi 2010 ? and if it does how (which hotkey) can i activate/deactivate the SuperZoom ?

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