I was informed that gaps in tabs in Chatzilla are an attempt to mimic function key spacing on the keyboard. This should be exposed in the UI so that it doesn't look like a bug, and I would like the ability to turn this feature off. Filing this bug for additional comments and proposals for this UI.
Since chatzilla can have multiple connections to servers, shouldn't these gaps separate channels from differents servers? Something like: [Server1][#channel1][#channel2][#channel3] [Server2][#channel1][#channel4] (or see the new mirc 6.0x who has this feature)
See bug 110550 for an alternate proposal for multiple-server tabbing UI.
*** Bug 288320 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
To turn this feature off, use userChrome.css to remove the 5px left margin on the 5th and 9th tab (see http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/extensions/irc/xul/skin/chatzilla.css#113 ) That comment vs. the code is confusing, by the way, because the tabs with viewKey 4 and 8 are actually the 5th and 9th tabs (that's why it's margin-left). Ah well.
Created attachment 202650 [details] [diff] [review] Patch to add a pref to disable the keyboard-like tab spacing Patch that adds an attribute selector to the css rule so we can modify whether or not it applies by using js in the app. Thanks to Mook for this excellent suggestion! I can imagine people want more control, such as splitting by server and whatnot (as mentioned in the comments). However, there are other bugs for that. This patch is solely about making the tab spacing configurable - should the Powers That Be not want to do that, then I'd like this bug marked wontfix. More control about all this may be provided when we get a multiple windows interface.
Attachment #202650 - Flags: review?(samuel)
I find it handy to have the spacing even if the keyboard doesn't have the same spacing. But this is good so that it can be turned off.
Urg, not more prefs. Can we not just remove the spacing?
Created attachment 206715 [details] [diff] [review] Kill tab spacing Fine by me.
Checked in --> FIXED. I believe other issues about the tabs are covered by other bugs, and if not it would probably be best to file new ones.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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