Closed Bug 579482 Opened 14 years ago Closed 13 years ago

Dragging an app tab to a new window should keep the tab as an app tab


(Firefox :: Tabbed Browser, defect)

Not set





(Reporter: kbrosnan, Unassigned)



(Whiteboard: [AppTabsTestday])


(1 file)

Create an app tab. Drag and drop it in a location that would create a new window. Currently a new window with a normal tab is created. It seems that it should stay an app tab.
Blocks: 563730
Blocks: pinnedtabs
Shouldn't it be set "Blocking 2.0 ?" ?
For Comparison I think our App tabs in stand alone windows could also follow the Chrome model as shown here. 

Here is Gmail's chrome web app in stand alone mode.  

1) Go to your Gmail Account
2) Go to Chrome Tools
3) Go to Create application shortcuts
4) I selected all 3 checkboxes, see screenshot.
CC'ing a few people.

Alex - Alex, Could we get some direction on stand alone [window] app tabs?

Chrome's stand alone web applications kinda just look like popup windows with basic functionality as shown in the attachment in comment 4.  

If we implemented this our version of stand alone window for App-Tabs, I also don't see why we need a single tab at all, unless it is just show the tab title as a tab that is extended across the top like taking up the entire tabbar.  I imagine we might not have the Titlebar or App Menu showing either depending on how the window opens.

Jim, for implementation sake, here is my Chrome Gmail shortcut properties:
\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --app=""

Seems easy enough for us to also do give if we could launch a URL from the command line, but its given itself the favicon as the shortcut icon.
Keywords: uiwanted
app tabs are meant to be global across all windows.  This isn't implemented yet, and will miss Firefox 4, but nonetheless we don't want users to start to rely on the ability to have different app tabs in different windows, since that isn't the long term plan.
Blocks: 590297
No longer blocks: 633223
Depends on: 455694
As Alex said, this isn't part of the long-term plan, and implementing it doesn't help in the short term either.
Closed: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Bug 590297 is a special case of this that we do want to fix for now.
No longer blocks: pinnedtabs, 590297, 563730
No longer depends on: 455694
Keywords: uiwanted
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