the "software-detail widget" reuses the space that's otherwise used by the logs etc. If the space is not sufficient, you can "undock" the widget so it's an independent window and freely resizable!

yes and this is the problem. if I have moved the centre bar all the way down there is nothing to undock

so the suggestion was could qmc2 remember the 'notes','software list' widget size independently of each tab

and have this as an option (on/off)