should tabs be left-aligned or centered?

VERIFIED WONTFIX

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enhancement
VERIFIED WONTFIX
17 years ago
17 years ago

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(Reporter: bugzilla, Assigned: mikepinkerton)

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Description

17 years ago
several people have commented that they've found that centered tabs are
distracting. they'd prefer that tabs appeared left-justified. the frustration
here is likely the shifting of tabs (within their toolbar region) when new ones
are opened --some find it rather jarring.

not sure what the best way would be to go on this, usability-wise. (i can adapt
either way.) i have been told, however, that to change where tabs appear in
their toolbar (to the left vs in the middle) would require rewriting the widget
--a non-trivial task.

Comment 1

17 years ago
I prefer centered myself.
With the consistent sizing fixed recently, there is no real problem with the
tabs shifting arround anymore.
Also, keeping them in the center maintains interface consistency with every
other tabbed aqua app, as well as mozilla.

Comment 2

17 years ago
FWIW, and disregarding the work involved, I'd vote for using an entirely new
widget anyway; more of an Adobe-style tab appearance than the normal Aqua-dialog
style.
since we eventually want to replace this with another representation besides
aqua tabs, we don't want to put more work into this widget.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 4

17 years ago
okay, vrfy'ing.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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