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's Close Tab widget also serves as a drop target for links. This is especially important when several tabs are open and no space is left for the drop target (I will soon attach a screenshot that shows this problem). Rational: 1. Dropping links on the tab bar (to open new tabs) is one of four supported ways to open a link in a new tab. 2. During this drag&drop operation, the *only* functionality of the Close Tab widget is to provide a drop target for new tabs. It can't be used for closing tabs while a link is being dragged. 3. Using a Close Tab icon |X| as a drop target is counter-intuitive. The icon hints for closing an object, not for spawning one. See the OS X Trash as a good example of a widget that changes its icon to reflect a different action during a drag. When the user drags a folder or a file, it looks (and acts) as a Trash bin; when the user drags a mounted disk/CD, it looks (and acts) as an eject button. Prog. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
Created attachment 129278 [details] Dragging a link onto the Close Tab icon Note that this is the only free space in the tab bar for dropping links. To the left of it, there are existing tabs which will lose their current content if the user drops the link on them. Prog.
Good idea, marking NEW for developer review
I think this is a stupid idea
Lil46john@aol.com wrote: > I think this is a stupid idea And your rational is? shouldn't there be some reasoning behind closing bugs as WONTFIX, besides calling members stupid? Prog.
CCing Lil46john@aol.com, since he is the one who closed this bug. Prog.
Pham, it's not up to you to decide what's good and what's bad here. Calling other ideas stupid is bad manners. Reopening. Don't mess with this bug again!
This is not a good idea, especially since few use drag link to tab bar and have enough tabs to make this useful.
First: (Simon 'sipaq' Paquet, In reply to comment #6) > Pham, it's not up to you to decide what's good and what's bad here. Calling > other ideas stupid is bad manners. Reopening. *Don't mess with this bug again!* And then: (Pham, In reply to comment #7) > This is not a good idea, especially since few use drag link to tab bar and have > enough tabs to make this useful. Simon, please re-open this bug and check how on earth Pham got editbugs. BZ, just thought this would interest you, given your little "discussion" with Pham in bug 200826. Timeless, well, yes I know you have no role in Firefox, but then again... I know you've had your say about the subject of overzealous bugzilla participants and BugDay causalities. Prog.
I have no idea who Pham is; maybe he's empowered to WONTFIX Firefox bugs.... CCing asa, in any case.
Pham, you're not in any position to WONTFIX bugs, especially ones that could be a useful feature. This was already reopened once by Simon, and your continued abuse of the permissions granted in Bugzilla (and this isn't the first time you've done something like this) leads me to believe your permissions should be revoked since you don't want to pay attention to the required etiquette.
>your continued abuse of the permissions granted in Bugzilla (and this isn't the >first time you've done something like this) leads me to believe your permissions >should be revoked since you don't want to pay attention to the required etiquette Done.
Despite its checkered history, I'm going to take the risk and mark this bug as INVALID now, since it relies on the general close tabs button, which disappeared years ago. If it's buried somewhere as a hidden pref still, feel free to reopen if you like. See bug 320638 for a new way to load links in new tabs, anyway.