Status

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Firefox
General
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
12 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: Daniel Cater, Unassigned)

Tracking

unspecified
Firefox 2
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Description

12 years ago
I think tabs could be promoted more in the browser. Some small UI changes and perhaps a few preferences being defaulted to a different value could have a fairly large impact on how people use the browser. If you switched from Internet Explorer and hadn't heard about tabs, then their use is not that easily discovered. Patch coming up.
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Comment 1

12 years ago
Created attachment 207863 [details] [diff] [review]
Menu reordering and preference tweaking to promote tabs

- Reorders New Window and New Tab menuitems in as many places as I could find
- Switches to diverting new windows (from _targets) to new tabs
- Shows tabbar with only one tab (visible from the start)
Attachment #207863 - Flags: review?(mconnor)
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Updated

12 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Component: Tabbed Browser → General
Flags: blocking-aviary2?
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 2
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Updated

12 years ago
Attachment #207863 - Flags: superreview?
Comment on attachment 207863 [details] [diff] [review]
Menu reordering and preference tweaking to promote tabs

the link.open_newwindow pref can't get flipped without a backend gecko bug getting flipped first.  Once that is flipped, the plan is to change that default.

The hide tab bar option has been discussed and rejected before 1.0 and 1.5.

Flipping the window/tab options in the menu is tricky since a) this ordering is well-established and b) context menus are not the preferred/fastest way of opening tabs.  Its worth further discussion, but lumping a set of changes together and requesting review isn't really the best way of achieving significant UI change.  Better to file a new bug providing a well-reasoned argument and we can discuss that more freely then.
Attachment #207863 - Flags: superreview?
Attachment #207863 - Flags: review?(mconnor)
Attachment #207863 - Flags: review-
WONTFIX per review comments, a new bug should be filed detailing the case for menu reordering throughout the app.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 4

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)

Hi Mike, thanks for the quick feedback. I've filed bug 322736 on the reordering only.
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Updated

12 years ago
Flags: blocking-aviary2?
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Updated

6 years ago
Assignee: djcater+bugzilla → nobody
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