Panel handling improvements: "Minimize" and "Pin" panels

Add to Panel menu: “Minimize this Panel”. Because there seems to be no way to do this explicitly; it just happens as a side-effect of switching to different panels.

Sometimes when I have a few visible, I want to work with e.g. two specific panels, but if I open one, the other one gets minimized :thinking:

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The one thing that keeps panels from being totally awesome is a lack of control.

I need to be able to decide WHICH two panels will be displayed full-size, but right now it is basically a side-effect of other actions. So in addition to being able to Minimize a panel, I’d like to “Pin” a panel to make it stay open (and only one can be pinned at a time).

The most intuitive behavior IMO would be that the LAST TWO panels I clicked would be be visible (unless there is a pinned panel). Right now, two panels must be next to each other in order to both be visible.

Also I would like to be able to open a View from the Left menu without losing all my panels - i.e. have Views open in panels, too.

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Agreed. I begin to wonder if trying to do any automated behavior is really worth the iteration on it, or if instead it should be made highly accessible in an intuitive set of UI actions and keyboard shortcuts, like Obsidian and a number of other tools that support panel-like (e.g. sidebar) functionality.