Over on Meta: A wishlist for Mathematica
I got an interesting comment on the following suggestion and thought it merited a stand alone question:
re: NOTEBOOK INTERFACE USABILITY & ORGANIZATION
Dock palettes -- When I use palettes, I'd love the ability to just stick them on to the side of a notebook window so I don't have to keep searching for them.
This may be able to be done using docked cells. @rcollyer
See: DockedCells in the documentation.
I recognize that Wolfram builds palettes as notebooks and I can imagine that one could create a custom palette whose cells one could dock at the top of another notebook (this would work great if one could split a notebook into panes and scroll through them separately so one always had access to the palette). Just not certain I see a clear way to do this with a supplied palette.
So, does anyone know how to dock a palette to a notebook (or any reasonably functional equivalent)?