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QDockWidgets) to the main window, which then could be tabbed between and moved to any desired size and location, if someone (including yourself) was willing to implement it.
Mainly, there is a bit of lag in cursor movement in the editor (MacOS here)
@silviu-oprea Also, takes a long time to highlight occurrences of a keyword/variableI do seem to notice some cursor movement and typing lag on Windows 8.1 at least in Spyder 4 after I'd been using it heavily for a while, but I don't particularly recall anything like that happening in Spyder 3 recently. I can't really fairly compare on Linux since I mostly run it on VMs at the moment.
Also, takes a long time to highlight occurrences of a keyword/variable
This may be due to the configurable delay for this feature activating; check under
Preferences > Editor > Display > Highlight Occurrences After. On both Spyder 3 and Spyder 4, for a 600 line file on a relatively modest machine, the delay was essentially instant once I turned it down to 100 ms, the minimum possible (the default is 1000 ms).
how do I install plugins, such as spyder-notebook, when running from source (python bootstrap.py)
We'll need to update the plugins to support Spyder 4 once the new plugin API is stabilized, which probably won't happen for a bit, but they should be easier to create and maintain once that's done. You could give them a try if you really want by following the copy-paste instructions on our Plugin page, although they probably won't work for now or at least have compatibility issues.
I was wondering if I could change the main color though
That's not currently possible, sorry, but something like that could be added eventually if there's enough interest.