Closed Bug 577067 Opened 13 years ago Closed 9 years ago

Adjust default max tab width to match FF4 mockups


(Firefox :: Tabbed Browser, defect)

Not set





(Reporter: mozbugz, Unassigned)




User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:2.0b2pre) Gecko/20100705 Minefield/4.0b2pre Firefox/3.6.6
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It looks like the default on all platform mockups for maximum tab width is smaller than the current default.

This appears to be a cool 200px instead of 250px which was hardcoded in bug 574654. 

Need to update the base browser.css with this new tab UI style.

Reproducible: Always

Actual Results:  
.tabbrowser-tab {
  max-width: 250px !important;

Expected Results:  
.tabbrowser-tab {
  max-width: 200px !important;
Blocks: 574654, 544823
Severity: normal → trivial
Component: General → Tabbed Browser
Keywords: uiwanted
Version: unspecified → Trunk
It's 210px of width.
Blocks: 560507
No longer blocks: 544823
QA Contact: general → tabbed.browser
Ever confirmed: true
What's the point of reducing the max width? This will degrade usability especially with the full title not being displayed in the title bar.
We are just following mockups. Someone from UX team should answer your question.
I guess you could argue there is a usability win in not having the tabs too wide. I mean, there is a reason for not having two tabs take up half the screen width each ... :)
The UX team actually wants to decrease the tab max-width.

The tentative mockups are tentative mockups.
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
(In reply to comment #5)
> The UX team actually wants to decrease the tab max-width.

That's what this bug seems to ask for.
(In reply to comment #6)
> (In reply to comment #5)
> > The UX team actually wants to decrease the tab max-width.
> That's what this bug seems to ask for.

Correct.  I don't care what the new size should be, but when we analyzed the mockups before, we were trying actually figure out what the new value should be, I thought it was 200, but I guess it should be 210, but whatever the new number, I opened this bug to get it updated.
Since I'm considering this wiki: as accurate one, this should be reopened. Current tabs are ridiculously long, which is more noticeably now that tabs are in title bar and bug 610561 is WONTFIX. Currently only FX4 has that long tabs, rest (IE9, Chrome and Opera) have them much shorter.
I have 15'6 laptop with 1368x768 resolution and 4 tabs are max. After that, tabs are beginning to shrink.
This seems to have been closed erroneously.
Resolution: INVALID → ---
Requesting to block beta 10.
This is basically only bug that needs to be fixed. Frank, can you "fix" it, please?
Shorlander and his team need to provide guidance before anyone "fixes" anything here. Peter, cc'ing Frank isn't appropriate here because we're waiting on the UX team and either way this isn't going to happen for Firefox 4 (which is done.)
I talked with Alex about this and he agreed this shouldn't be closed, so I took that as confirmation. After all, Alex himself reopened this bug. I wouldn't do anything by myself without consultation with UX team.
we have the longest tabs among all browsers , to streamline the GUI i think this bug does hold some importance
Assignee: nobody → limi
Keywords: uiwanted
Assignee: limi → nobody
Closed: 12 years ago9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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