Enhancement request: I use tabbed browsing. This may or may not be a Mac-only thing. Sometimes I want to right-click a tab, and close it, even though it's a "background" tab -- like I no longer want to read something I thought I was going to. So I right-click that tab and choose "close tab". But I always sweat it, because the only tab with any visual highlight to it is the "foreground" tab, not the one I right-clicked. So I have to really look closely to make sure I've right-clicked the proper tab. I have accidentally closed the wrong tab before. I would propose a three-state model for tabs. One -- the foreground tab -- continues to be "aqua" highlighted. Two -- backgrounded tabs -- are default white/grey like usual. Three -- some form of visual indicator of a right-clicked or otherwise semi-active tab, perhaps (and I am not a designer!) just an outline of aqua or something.
what theme? would a hover effect suffice?
Assignee: jaggernaut → ben
Component: Tabbed Browser → Skinability
QA Contact: sairuh → pmac
Actually a hover effect would be nice to have anyway. And maybe it would work for this, too.
I think the better approach to this would be to put the tab in the active state while the contextual menu is spawned, and then return it to the inactive background state when the menu is dismissed. That would give enough indication that the tab is the item on which the contextual menu will operate (that, coupled with a fix for bug 41748). Confirming as a trivial XP Toolkit/Widgets: Menus bug.
Assignee: ben → hyatt
Severity: enhancement → trivial
Component: Skinability → XP Toolkit/Widgets: Menus
QA Contact: pmac → shrir
Summary: Tab should give visual indication when right-clicked → Tab style should change state when contextual-clicked
Component: XP Toolkit/Widgets: Menus → XUL
QA Contact: shrir → xptoolkit.widgets
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