Open Bug 593094 Opened 9 years ago Updated 6 years ago

give visual feedback when a link is dropped onto a tab in the tabbar

Categories

(Firefox :: Tabbed Browser, defect)

defect
Not set

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People

(Reporter: Peter6, Unassigned)

Details

see bug 320638#c81

when a link is dropped onto a tab in the tabbar there is no indication where you are actually dropping it.
Options:
1. highlight the tab you are dropping it on.
2. display the arrow centered above the tab.

I would personally prefer option 2
2 isn't really an option, since the indicator isn't guaranteed to be an arrow. In fact, it's not an arrow on OS X.
We already have visual feedback once a link/text drag reaches the tab strip: the mouse cursor changes into a curved arrow.

What you are asking for is a visual indicator _on_ the tab onto which the link will be dropped, which I think is already rather obvious.

Since the existence of such an indicator is independent of the ability to drop links between tabs, this bug should not depend on bug 320638.

(In reply to comment #0)
> 1. highlight the tab you are dropping it on.

We already select the tab over which the mouse is hovering (after a brief interval) during a link/text drag.

> 2. display the arrow centered above the tab.

FWIW, Google Chrome displays a downward arrow centered above the tab.
As is now, there's a zone in the center of the tab that makes the arrow disappear, just draw the arrow centered on the tab instead of disappearing it.

Can the indicator be made a bit brighter? With "Tabs on Top" being the new black the contrast of the arrow and "Windows Classic" title bar color is not optimal IMHO.

Looking forward wouldn't it be wise to make this indicators draw underneath the tabs too just in case they decide to push the tabs all the way up in the future (i.e. bug 583959)
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