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:
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
Summary: RFE: Tabs needs a visual redesign → RFE: Tabs need a visual redesign
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.
-> 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
> 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.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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
Simon, I just noticed that you weren't CCed. Please read my previous comment. Thanks, Prog.
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.
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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