Closed Bug 291901 Opened 16 years ago Closed 16 years ago

Open new tab by doubleclicking in unused area of tab bar

Categories

(Camino Graveyard :: Tabbed Browsing, enhancement)

PowerPC
macOS
enhancement
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED FIXED
Camino1.0

People

(Reporter: mg_list, Assigned: mikepinkerton)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050424 Camino/0.8+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050424 Camino/0.8+

I wanted to suggest a new feature: By double clicking on the unused area of a
shown tab bar a new empty tab is created. FireFox has a separate button for
that, Camino has a toolbar icon for it but I think my recommendation is also a
good idea.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Doubleclick on unused area of tab bar
Actual Results:  
nothin'

Expected Results:  
new tab is added to already existing tabs
We already have enough options for users to open new tabs, and this one is the
most iillogical if you asked me.

- toolbar item
- shortcut
- tab bar contextmenu
- command click bookmarks or links
(In reply to comment #1)

> - tab bar contextmenu

There's no Contextual Menu for the blank part of the tab bar, though; you can
only get a new tab by clicking on an existing tab, which is not exactly the same
context :-)

If it's not hard to implement, double-click might be a nifty feature. 
Otherwise, I tend to lean toward Jasper's stance.
(In reply to comment #2)
> (In reply to comment #1)
> 
> > - tab bar contextmenu
> 
> There's no Contextual Menu for the blank part of the tab bar, though; you can
> only get a new tab by clicking on an existing tab, which is not exactly the same
> context :-)
> 
> If it's not hard to implement, double-click might be a nifty feature. 
> Otherwise, I tend to lean toward Jasper's stance.

Aye. I think we should have a context menu for the blank area of the tab bar,
though, even if all it has in it is "New Tab"...
> ...even if all it has in it is "New Tab"

Additional interesting items:

- close all tabs
- reload all tabs
- show bookmarks (in new tab)
i could almost see this as a semi-reasonable shortcut. double-click does mean
"open" and what else are we going to do with that space? i agree it's not
discoverable though. i can go either way.
Target Milestone: --- → Camino1.1
Well let's confirm this them.

I think doing a context menu for the empty tab section is a good idea, and mike
argument that double click means open seems reasonable to me aswell.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: General → Tabbed Browsing
Ever confirmed: true
http://tinyurl.com/9lbq7 fixed comment 0.  Are we going to add a CM to the blank
part, too, or is this bug FIXED?
I think this bug is fixed, I can double-click on the bar and it opens a new tab
Fixed by Mike's checkin on 2005-08-23 at 09:50.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: Camino1.1 → Camino1.0
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