I would like to see the ability to optionally dock the 'Node Edit' property panel so that it is remains open and updates as different nodes are selected. It doesn't need to support editing properties of multiple nodes at once
The reason is that while developing and debugging a flow, I often find myself inspecting the properties of many nodes and perhaps tweaking some of them. Double clicking to open the editor is fine, but to switch to another node means clicking off the panel, waiting for the panel to retract and dbl-clicking the next node. Of course this is not a hardship but I am used to IDEs that allow for docking of panels and it makes for a much smoother, quicker flow.
Even if docking cannot be supported, the next best thing would be to allow configuring the panel animation duration so that it is immediately shown/hidden - this would help. Perhaps I can even look at adding that myself?!
PS, I love Node-RED, and I'm constantly impressed by the next thing I find that I can do! Definitely one of the best development applications I've used. Thanks to all the contributors!