Lock icon in tabs

What is the function of the lock-icon in the tabs (IDE)

It is to make you laugh. If the tab is unlocked you don’t have a searchbar. But you can still double-click on a method to open the same tab twice. Which makes me laugh and groan all the time.

This may help:


Hmm… OK …

Tabs can be locked or unlocked. A locked tab will not have its contents changed when you click on Filter or Search results, nor will it be changed when you use Go To Location. In those cases, a new tab (or the next available unlocked tab) are used. Click the small “x” in the tab to close it. Hold down Option (on Mac) or Alt (on Windows or Linux) when clicking the “x” to close all tabs but the left-most one.

If you open more tabs than can be displayed in the tab bar, an “overflow” icon appears for you to click to get a drop-down list of the remain tabs. Select a tab from the list replaces the currently selected tab. You can switch between tabs (wrapping around at the beginning or end) using ?+Shift+[ or ?+Shift+].

Navigator and Tab Locking are basically broken, IMHO: sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. There are a lot of feedback cases enterd on this such as feedback://showreport?report_id=28510 feedback://showreport?report_id=25750 feedback://showreport?report_id=46383 feedback://showreport?report_id=24383 feedback://showreport?report_id=27715 feedback://showreport?report_id=37976 feedback://showreport?report_id=27095 feedback://showreport?report_id=28562 and many others…