"View|Show All Tabs" is no longer an accurate label

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8 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: dholbert, Unassigned)

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The View menu has these entries:
  - "Group Your Tabs" (i.e. invoke TabCandy)
  - "Show All Tabs"

I'm filing this as a bug on the "Show All Tabs" label -- it doesn't actually do what one would expect now that we've got TabCandy.

Once a user has invoked TabCandy and has gotten just a subset of tabs to display, they'll likely assume that the latter option ("Show All Tabs") will do what it says -- reveal all of the tabs. (perhaps invoking tabcandy, or perhaps restoring them to a pre-tabcandy state)

However, that's not what it does. It just provides a different visual tab-switcher between the currently-displayed subset of tabs.

I'm not sure what the expected label / behavior would be, but the current state is definitely unintuitive. (at least for me)
"Show Visible Tabs" eventually? But lets ask UX.
Keywords: uiwanted
Requesting blocking, as I think this needs improvement before the 4.0 final release.
blocking2.0: --- → ?
- "Show All Tabs" only show up if you have the ctrlTab preference set, which is off by default in FF4. So let's ignore that for now.

- "Group Your Tabs" is not a good title, agreed. it should also not be the first menu entry in the View menu (and where does it show up on Windows?). I'd say something like "Tab Sets" would be a better title, although that seems to have been renamed to "Überview" (wtf?) over the last few days, so I'm not sure what to do with that one yet.
(In reply to comment #3)
> - "Show All Tabs" only show up if you have the ctrlTab preference set, which is
> off by default in FF4. So let's ignore that for now.

Oh, true!  I just noticed I have that pref turned on (browser.ctrlTab.previews).  I don't remember enabling that, but I guess I must have done so at some point & then forgotten about it. :)

/me cancels my blocking request, then, since that was my primary concern here.
blocking2.0: ? → ---
Assignee: nobody → limi
Keywords: uiwanted

Updated

6 years ago
Assignee: limi → nobody
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