Double tab rows are a dud idea: agreed.
For the rows of tabs, I'm afraid that this will
look crappy (prove me
wrong by sending a mockup ;) ), and I think with changed “open in tab”
behavior (to make that an explicit request, like Safari, and then
history per tab), having the tab bar overflow will happen less.
Sounds like a great idea.
... to have tabs that close themselves after you
don't use them for a
I think that this and variations on this theme are well worth
investigation too. These are so central to TextMate's interface I think
it's worth considering from a few angles . Maybe (in any combination):
* An option to allow only as many open tabs as will fit in the (window
width | page width according to right margin line | whatever), closing
longest-untouched first if already saved.
* Ability to 'pin' tabs to stop them autoclosing.
* a 'buffer list' available in the sidebar (in place of tabs?). Hotkey
or modifier (option sounds sensible) toggles between this & project
window. I'd really like this ;)
By the way : Command-T is bitchin' . I gotta start using this more ..
On 26/03/2005, at 8:20 PM, Jeroen van der Ham wrote:
On 25-03-2005 23:59, Bryan Wood wrote:
It would be nice to be able to have multiple rows
of document tabs
instead of just one row and the arrows on the right you have to click
to get a menu list of the rest of your open documents.
Multiple rows of tabs is a *really bad* idea from a usability
That is why they are nowhere to be found in OS X. And almost any other
program that I know of that uses tabs (Firefox, Safari, etc.), does not
support multiple rows.
The problem with multiple tab rows is that it is not immediately clear
the user what would happen if he would click a tab from a row that is
the lowest. Does it stay in that row? What happens to the other rows ?
And what if the row would move down? Then all of the lower row tabs
move somewhere else and the user must make an effort to find them
So it might seem like a good idea when you request it, but it's really
not that useful to have...
A better way would be to have tabs that close themselves after you
use them for a loooooong time.
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