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I have the following questions:

Is there a way to open multiple mathematica notebooks in tab group rather that each mathematica notebook opened in separate window?

Is there a way to display line numbers in mathematica notebooks as line numbers are displayed in differnt text editors?

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You can create palette with default position under the menu of mma with listed links to all opened notebooks. – Kuba Jun 8 '14 at 8:21
@Kuba +1, I confirm this is a useful thing to do. I have automatically generated palettes with directory trees from the projects I'm working on. Instead of having tabs, I minimize notebooks and call those minimized now via palette(s). With FrontEnd, what Kuba suggested in their comment is probably as close to tab view as it gets for now. – Akater Jun 8 '14 at 22:09
Could you please point out how to 'create palette with default position' and how to 'automatically generate palette with directory trees?' – aark Jun 9 '14 at 10:10
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As far as I know, the answers are NO and NO.

The front end does not support tabbed panes. It doesn't even support splitting a notebook window into two panes, which is something most code editors can do.

The code editor for input cells is simply not line oriented. Select an input cell with some moderately complicated code, and type Ctrl+Shift+e. This will show you how the front end sees your code. It will probably not be what you were expecting.

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