Tabs (default Firefox theme) need a visual redesign

VERIFIED INVALID

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Firefox
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enhancement
VERIFIED INVALID
15 years ago
14 years ago

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(Reporter: Prognathous, Assigned: Blake Ross)

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030516 Mozilla Firebird/0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030516 Mozilla Firebird/0.6

Firebird 0.6 tabs are uglier than Mozilla's and provide less feedback.

1. The active tab should use a different color than inactive tabs.
2. The active tab should have a horizontal baseline, spanning the entire width
of the window. Much like real-life tabs and files.
3. Tabs should have rounded corners (or ones that are slightly cut-off, as in
Mozilla). This is much more visibly appealing than square-looking tabs.

Prog.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Comment 1

15 years ago
Created attachment 123640 [details]
Tabs: Mozilla 1.3.1 vs. Firebird 0.6

A screenshot showing the refined look and feel of Mozilla tabs as opposed to
Firebird's
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Updated

15 years ago
Summary: RFE: Tabs needs a visual redesign → RFE: Tabs need a visual redesign

Comment 2

15 years ago
I think it would be neat if there were some animation when loading a page in the
tab.  For example the "Loading..." could animate between "Loading.. ", "Loading
..", and "Loading. ."  Or perhaps you could apply some graphical tweaks to the
icon in the tab while it is loading to give a better indication that the page is
still loading.

Comment 3

15 years ago
-> Invalid.

You are comparing a theme with native widgets with the Mozilla "Modern" theme,
which is not using native widgets. 

The active tab has bold text, which is sufficient. Other themes (such as the
Phoenity Modern theme) has different colors.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 4

15 years ago
> You are comparing a theme with native widgets with the Mozilla "Modern" theme,
> which is not using native widgets

I'm comparing what is clearly a far better design, regardless of it being native
or not (does it make the current Firebird solution any better?)

> The active tab has bold text, which is sufficient.

Are we aiming at sufficiency or at excellence? don't you yourself find the
modern Mozilla to be clearer, better looking and more effective than current
Firebird?

What about point #2 and point #3? there's more to my suggestion than just color
scheme...

If you wish, you can regard the title of this RFE as "Tabs (default Firebird
theme) need a visual redesign". The fact remains the same: Mozilla/Modern tabs
are much better looking and provide better feedback than the default Firebird.

Prog.

Comment 5

15 years ago
verified.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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Comment 6

15 years ago
I wonder how exactly can you verify this RFE as INVALID when most of my points
weren't answered? see comment #4

Prog.
Summary: RFE: Tabs need a visual redesign → Tabs (default Firebird theme) need a visual redesign
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Comment 7

15 years ago
Simon, I just noticed that you weren't CCed. Please read my previous comment.

Thanks,

Prog.

Comment 8

15 years ago
1. The Firebird aims to be as native as it can be.
2. Therefore your remarks for a redesign (as good as they are) simply aren't 
   valid, because the project takes a different approach here.
3. If a user wants a different design, there are dozens of themes available.
4. A very respected community member (and a member of the Firebird developer core 
   team) has already made the decision to mark this bug INVALID and that's the end 
   of it.
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Comment 9

14 years ago
For the record, the same problems exists with Winstripe/Pinstripe tabs in
Firefox 1.0.

Prog.
Summary: Tabs (default Firebird theme) need a visual redesign → Tabs (default Firefox theme) need a visual redesign
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Updated

14 years ago
Blocks: 282239

Updated

14 years ago
No longer blocks: 282239
Blocks: 282239
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