[Sugar-devel] [DESIGN] Browse: [+] for adding a new tab always at the far right?

Simon Schampijer simon at schampijer.de
Thu Jan 5 10:07:46 EST 2012

On 04/01/12 11:25, Simon Schampijer wrote:
> Hi,
> due to API changes in the GTK Notebook [1] we can add now an action
> widget to it (e.g. a button to add a new tab). So far our
> 'add-new-tab'-button in Browse was another special tab. We could
> simplify the Browse code a lot by using the action widget instead. Yay!
> There will be a visual difference with this approach, the Button will
> always be at the far right. I don't think this is a regression over the
> old design where the button was always next to the last tab, but thought
> I mentioned it here so Designers can scream now if they see any issue
> with this. Btw, Safari uses the same style, with a button at the far
> right for adding a new tab (once a tab is open).
> Attached is as well a screenshot that illustrates this (don't pay
> attention to the colors we are working on the the theme atm...).
> Regards,
> Simon
> [1]
> http://developer.gnome.org/gtk3/3.0/GtkNotebook.html#gtk-notebook-set-action-widget

After talking again with Manu we did push this now, the code is so much 
simpler and less error prone and the visual side looks acceptable as well.


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