Menu item View|Show/Hide|Tab Bar isn't really useful and should be removed

NEW
Unassigned

Status

SeaMonkey
Tabbed Browser
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enhancement
14 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Stefan Borggraefe, Unassigned)

Tracking

({useless-UI})

Trunk
useless-UI

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

14 years ago
This menu item has the following behaviour:

- When the pref browser.tabs.autoHide is set to true, it is always greyed out.
- When it is set to false, it is greyed out when more than one tab is open.

So it turns out that this menu item has the functionality to optionally hide the
tab bar, when you have set the pref to hide it automatically to false and only
have one tab open.

This way Show/Hide|Tab Bar is almost always greyed out. It is not obvious to the
user in which situation he can actually use it, thus confusing him. It is a menu
item that can be permanently disabled via a pref, which is kind of strange.

All in all this menu item is an example for badly designed UI and should just be
removed. The option to alway show or hide the tab bar in the Preferences is enough.

Updated

14 years ago
Keywords: useless-UI
White-ballot?
Blocks: 244223
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 2

14 years ago
IIRC it was added when the X was made clickable when only one tab was open, as a
means of undoing the forced hide.
When bug 156082 is fixed (one way or the other) this menu item seems totally useless and should be removed.
(Reporter)

Updated

12 years ago
No longer blocks: 244223
Depends on: 156082
(Assignee)

Updated

10 years ago
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
Assignee: jag → nobody
QA Contact: pmac → tabbed-browser
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