Add a new tab by long-tapping on the empty space of horizontal tab strip




5 years ago
9 months ago


(Reporter: ywang, Unassigned, Mentored)


(Blocks 1 bug)

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(Whiteboard: [lang=java])

This is an experimental idea to make adding a new tab on tablet even more convenient. When horizontal tab strip has white space(fewer than 4 to 5 tabs open), it would be nice to take advantage of that area and make it interactive. 

The user can long press on the empty space of tab strip to trigger a new tab that is displayed in press-down state. Once long press is released, the tab turns to a new foreground tab. 

The user can also drag the tab up or down if he/she wants to cancel adding a new tab.

An interaction GIF:
Notice when touch is released, “Plus” icon rotates and turns to a “Close” icon.

Next step:
* Prototype + Animation refinement
* Implementation
Depends on: 1014987
Moving this to v2, not a blocker.
Blocks: new-tablet-v2
No longer blocks: new-tablet-v1
Mentor: michael.l.comella, mhaigh
Whiteboard: [lang=java]
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