[Sugar-devel] [SPAM?]: Re: [DESIGN] Tabs in Browse
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Thu Aug 25 10:59:15 EDT 2011
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I remember having raised the issue abt the tabs-theme looking not very
polished. IIRC, gary had replied (/me can't find the exact email, and
don't remember what the reply contained :/ )
Another point I remember 'not-implementing' was adding the option 'open
in a new tab' to the right-click palette.
On 08/17/2011 05:42 PM, Kevin Gordon wrote:
> In safari 5.1 you can hit ctrl-t to open a new tab. Or to the right of the
> address bar, there is a little drop-down from a page with a
> corner-turned-down icon t invoke that. The new tab defaults to the 'top'
> sites frame, but the URL is empty and ready to be filled in. Not
> recommending this: the chrome, IE, and firefox methods all seem more
> intuitive to me, just saying that it can be done.
> On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 8:03 AM, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de>wrote:
>> On 08/17/2011 01:51 PM, Gary Martin wrote:
>>> Hi Simon,
>>> On 17 Aug 2011, at 10:20, Simon Schampijer<simon at schampijer.de**> wrote:
>>>> in the current version of Browse tabs are enabled by default. The tabs in
>>>> Browse has been an unfinished Feature which mainly was meant to fix the
>>>> issue of a web page opening a new window (this was then opened in a new tab
>>>> The latest Browse does add the functionality to let the user add tabs,
>>>> the '+' button in the toolbar [browse-toolbar]. Having several tabs open
>>>> looks like [browse-tabs]. A few things to say here: the close icon is not
>>>> sugarized. The coloring of the tabs is not in a Sugar style and the text
>>>> does not elipsize - hence the tabs can have different sizes (see Firefox for
>>>> an example here).
>>>> I would propose as well to do something similar as Firefox in the latest
>>>> version: placing the 'add tab' button next to the latest tab [firefox-tabs].
>>>> This has the nice side effect of not introducing yet another icon in the
>>> Unless we show the tab bar at all times (i.e. when you only have one
>>> window open), how would a second tab ever be added (other than via a web
>>> page opening a new window)?
>> Firefox does show one tab all the time. It is true that this kills a bit of
>> space but I think I could live with that.
>> I checked in Safari: here you can only open links in a new tab (apple-key
>> when you click on the link as a shortcut). You can not open a new empty tab
>> and then type in the URL. That would be another option. We could add the
>> 'open in new tab' to the link palette and reserve as well a short-cut if
>> desired. Is less discoverable though (I had to look up the docs to find it
>> in Safari).
>> A completely non-tab approach do have smart phone UIs like the one for the
>> Galaxy S2. You can open here a new window. That would be similar than
>> opening a new Browse instance which was the original idea of dealing with
>> that use case. So navigating between the browser windows is more natural on
>> those UIs.
>> I would go with the first approach of showing a tab all time from the above
>>> P.S. Perhaps we could land the sugarized scroll bar at the same time, if I
>>> remember we just didn't have a clean way to apply it the Mozilla theme.
>>> Pretty sure I spotted the tab visual theme in the same place.
>> Ahh, I remember that vaguely. If you know where it goes and can provide a
>> patch or something more crude for showing off, off we go! :)
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