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Switching to Text editor, missing plus sign to open the tool shelf
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System Information
Operating system and graphics card

Blender Version
Broken: (example: 2.69.7 4b206af, see splash screen)
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Short description of error

The text editor lacks of the plus sign to open the Tool Shelf when you switch from let's say 3D view to text editor.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Based on a (as simple as possible) attached .blend file with minimum amount of steps

Open Blender. In 3D view switch to Text editor. Have a look for the plus sign that usually indicates that there is a tool shelf at the right or left side. It is missing.

When you open the tool shelf for one time, like with ctrl + t, and close it, then the plus sign will become visible.

Event Timeline

Reiner Prokein (tiles) set Type to Bug.
Reiner Prokein (tiles) created this task.
Reiner Prokein (tiles) raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage by Developer.

Verified on 2.77a abf6f08 Win 10/64

On the same subject: this toolshelf is called with Ctrl T (windows), whereas 3D viewport, ImageEditor, MovieClip Editor, Node editor for instance use "T" by itself. Of course it is impossible here because it would collide with "t" as a character, but it is not very consistent.
The panel is called "Properties" in fact, not "toolshef", and yet it uses "T" and not "N" (because of "create text block" I guess) and appears left instead of right as properties panels do… A bit confusing…

@Gwenael Le Page (gwentiv), these inconsistencies are indeed annoying, but they require fixing the shortcut conflicts first. Added a note to the issue tracker of the keymap team so we will try to address with the keymap revamp.