User:Ge.diego/Tab Management Comments
Comments on Ben Godger test build that includes new tab management
- Up to 6 or 7 tabs opened, the close tab button is visible in all of them.
- When 7-8 or more tabs opened, the close tab button is only visible for the selected tab.
This solution maybe addresses the problem commented about closing unintentionally a tab that wanted to be selected.
Figure 1: 6 tabs leave enough room in width to allow the close button.
Figure 2: from 7 tabs on, there is no mistake possible.
Emphasize the tab selected
Orange line on the top of the tab, as showed in Ben Godger’s proposal:
I think it would be advisable to emphasize the tab selected adding a background color to it. But, unlike Opera does, i believe is desirable to choose a color which maintains a higher contrast with the color of the non-selected tabs background.
Have you considered to move the tab bar above the navigation toolbar as Opera does? I think this approach is more logic.
Lower line color
Maybe it is possible to extend the background color of a selected tab to the inferior line.
Example (only an outline):
Opening too many tabs
Maybe we could use the same approach as used commonly in search pages results:
Let’s suppose we will see at a time under one browser only a maximum of 20 tabs (maybe 20 could be modified in prefs?).
If the user opens one tab more, we can replace in the tab bar the 20 first for a button named Prev 20 and next to it the 21st tab, so he can open again until another 20 and so on.
If the user clicks on the Prev 20 button, he would see the first 20 tabs and at the end a button named Next 20 or maybe Next 3, depending on how many tabs are left to show.
It would be nice to show somewhere the total number of tabs opened if the number of tabs is over 20, let’s say.
It remains pending a graphical proposal about this solution.