It should be possible to open the New Topic (and preferably even the Reply editor) pane in a new tab/window.
This annoys me every time I use a Discourse. I was hoping the feeling will go away, but even after years of using several different Discourses this still bothers me a lot. It feels like working on a Netbook (you know, those tiny notebooks that were popular a few years ago).
What makes the problem worse (for me) is that I can’t seem to remember this problem before I start drafting a new topic. So what usually happens is:
- I middle-click “New topic”, it doesn’t work, so I click it normally.
- I start typing the first few words.
- I realize I need more space, so I resize the editor
- I realize the space isn’t enough, so I grunt, middle-click the Discourse logo to open a new tab and move that to the other screen
- I resize the editor in the new tab to the maximum height that Discourse allows me
- I close the editor pane on the original page.
- I use the original tab to surf around the Discourse and gather all the information I need for my post, while making sure that I don’t click the Discourse logo because it will ask if I want to abandon my post (uh, no!).
For a system that obviously has put some thought into feeling natural, this process feels very unnatural to me.
I realize that the “Quote” workflow as it is might not work well together with this, but that’s a small price to pay, and could probably be easily solved by storing the Quote (just like the draft is currently stored) and adding a “Paste quote” to the editor.